Centrolene venezuelense (Rivero, 1968)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Centrolenidae > Subfamily: Centroleninae > Genus: Centrolene > Species: Centrolene venezuelense

Centrolenella buckleyi venezuelensis Rivero, 1968, Mem. Soc. Cienc. Nat. La Salle, 28: 323. Holotype: MCZ 75503, by original designation. Type locality: "Valle de la Culata, bosque a 2.700 m., Estado Mérida, Venezuela".

Centrolene venezuelenseMyers and Donnelly, 1997, Am. Mus. Novit., 3213: 16. Elevation without discussion.

Centrolene venezuelensis — Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 19. Incorrect subsequent spelling. 

English Names

None noted.


Venezuelan Andes from Táchira to Mérida states; Sierra de Perijá, Zulia, Venezula; possibly to extend into Colombia. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Venezuela

Endemic: Venezuela


La Marca, 1996, Herpetol. Rev., 27: 148-149, provided a number of records in Venezuela (as Centrolene buckleyi) and commented on the range. Myers and Donnelly, 1997, Am. Mus. Novit., 3213: 16, considered it to be a distinct species; without discussion, and this was accepted by Barrio-Amorós, 2004, Rev. Ecol. Lat. Am., 9: 5, who reported on distribution and relevant literature. Señaris and Ayarzagüena, 2005, Rev. Taxonom. Fam. Centrolenidae de Venezuela: 85-98, provided a review of the morphology, natural history, and range of this species. Guayasamin, Bustamante, Almeida-Reinoso, and Funk, 2006, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 147: 500, criticized the separation of Centrolene venezuelense from Centrolene buckleyi without having provided a complete study of the geographic variation in Centrolene buckleyi. Rojas-Runjaic, Infante-Rivero, and Cabello, 2012, Check List, 8: 819-825, reported the species from the Sierra de Perijá, Zulia, Venezula, and commented on the range. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 21, for comments on range and literature. See taxonomic comments by Guayasamin, Cisneros-Heredia, McDiarmid, Peña, and Hutter, 2020, Diversity, 12 (222): 33–34. 

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