Cochranella mache Guayasamin and Bonaccorso, 2004

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

Cochranella mache Guayasamin and Bonaccorso, 2004, Herpetologica, 60: 486. Holotype: QCAZ 22412, by original designation. Type locality: "Riachuelo La Ducha (0° 20′ 41″ N, 79° 42′ 36″ W; 510 m), tributary of Río Aguacatal, Reserva Biológica Bilsa, 27.4 km W (airline distance) of the town of Quinindé, Montañas del Mache, Provincia Esmeraldas, Ecuador".

English Names

Mache Glassfrog (Guayasamin, Cisneros-Heredia, McDiarmid, Peña, and Hutter, 2020, Diversity, 12 (222): 85). 


Municipality of Buenaventura, Valle del Cauca, and municipality of Dabeida, Antioquia, and in nearby Chocó, Colombia below 1030 m elevation, south to northwestern Ecuador, provinces of Esmeraldas, Imbabura, and Manabí, at elevations between 38 and 800 m.  

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia, Ecuador


In the Cochranella granulosa group according to the original publication. Cisneros-Heredia and McDiarmid, 2007, Zootaxa, 1572: 43, suggested that this species may actually be a synonym of Cochranella resplendens, and on page 54 discussed the species in Ecuador and provided access to the relevant literature. Cisneros-Heredia, Delia, Yánez-Muñoz, and Ortega-Andrade, 2008, Herpetozoa, Wien, 21: 57-66, discussed intraspecific variation and natural history. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 214. Jaramillo-Martinez, Valencia-Zuleta, Cardona-Botero, Castro-Herrera, and Cisneros-Heredia, 2015, Herpetol. Notes, 8: 161–163, provided records from Chocó, Antioquia, and Valle del Cauca, Colombia. Guayasamin, Cisneros-Heredia, McDiarmid, Peña, and Hutter, 2020, Diversity, 12 (222): 85–88, provided a detailed account, including adult morphology, advertisement call, relationships, natural history, and conservation status.

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