Cochranella granulosa (Taylor, 1949)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Centrolenidae > Subfamily: Centroleninae > Genus: Cochranella > Species: Cochranella granulosa

Centrolenella granulosa Taylor, 1949, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 33: 265. Holotype: R.C. Taylor 2463, by original designation; now FMNH 178269 according to Marx, 1976, Fieldiana, Zool., 69: 45. Type locality: "Los Diamantes one mile south of Guápiles, [Cantón de Pococí, Provincia Limón,] Costa Rica". Savage, 1974, Rev. Biol. Tropical, 22: 90, commented on the type locality.

Cochranella granulosaTaylor, 1951, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 64: 34.

Centrolenella granulosaSavage, 1967, Copeia, 1967: 328.

Cochranella granulosaRuiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991, Lozania, 57: 22.

English Names

Grainy Cochran Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 47).

Granular Glassfrog (Guayasamin, Cisneros-Heredia, McDiarmid, Peña, and Hutter, 2020, Diversity, 12 (222): 78).  


Humid lowland and premontane slopes from the Atlantic drainage of eastern Honduras to central Panama and on the Pacific versant in humid upland or gallery forests from northern Costa Rica to southwestern Panama, and adjacent Chocó, Colombia, 40–1500 m elevation; seemingly isolated record from El Jardín de los Sueños Private Reserve, Cotopaxi, Ecuador. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama


In the Cochranella granulosa group according to Ruiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991, Lozania, 57: 1-30. Lips and Savage, 1996, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 109: 17–26, included this species (as Cochranella granulosa) in a key to the tadpoles found in Costa Rica. See accounts by Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 363-364, and McCranie and Wilson, 2002, Amph. Honduras: 211-213. McCranie, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 37, detailed the departmental distribution in Honduras. Kubicki, 2007, Glass Frogs Costa Rica: 140-153, provided an account and detailed range map for Costa Rica. Sunyer, Martínez-Fonseca, Salazar-Saavedra, Galindo-Uribe, and Obando, 2014, Mesoam. Herpetol., 1: 166, provided records for the department of Chontales, Nicaragua. Culebras, Angiolani-Larrea, Tinajero-Romero, Pellet, and Yeager, 2020, Herpetol. Notes, 13: 353–355, noted a record from  El Jardín de los Sueños Private Reserve, Cotopaxi, Ecuador. Guayasamin, Cisneros-Heredia, McDiarmid, Peña, and Hutter, 2020, Diversity, 12 (222): 78–81, provided a detailed account (primarily focused on Ecuador), including adult and larval morphology, advertisement call, relationships, natural history, and conservation status. Díaz-Ricaurte and Guevara-Molina, 2022, Stud. Neotrop. Fauna Environ., 57: 51–65, provided a record from Chocó municipality, Chocó Department, northwestern Colombia, and provided notes on natural history. Martínez-Fonseca, Holmes, Sunyer, Westeen, Grundler, Cerda, Fernández-Mena, Loza-Molina, Monagan, Nondorf, Pandelis, and Rabosky, 2024, Check List, 20: 64–65, provided a record from Refugio Bartola, Departamento Río San Juan, southern Nicaragua. 

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