Cochranella resplendens (Lynch and Duellman, 1973)

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

Centrolenella resplendens Lynch and Duellman, 1973, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 16: 51. Holotype: KU 118053, by original designation. Type locality: "Santa Cecilia, 340 m, Provincia Napo, Ecuador".

Cochranella resplendensRuiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991, Lozania, 57: 23.

Cochranella phryxa Aguayo-Vedia and Harvey, 2006, Herpetologica, 62: 324. Holotype: CBF 778, by original designation. Type locality: "approximately 20 km west of Población de la Cascada (Territorio Comunitario de Oregen y Reserve de la Biosfera Pilón Lajas), La Paz Department, Bolivia (15° 22′ 37″ S, 67° 12′ 4″ W), 1000 m." Synonymy by Guayasamin, Cisneros-Heredia, McDiarmid, Peña, and Hutter, 2020, Diversity, 12 (222): 89.  

English Names

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

Resplendent Glassfrog (Guayasamin, Cisneros-Heredia, McDiarmid, Peña, and Hutter, 2020, Diversity, 12 (222): 89). 


Upper Amazon Basin in Ecuador (provinces of Morona Santiago, Napo, Orellana, Pastaza, and Sucumbíos), Peru (Loreto and San Martín), Bolivia (La Paz), and southwestern Colombia (Putumayo), below 1100 m elevation; an apparently disjunct population on the eastern slope of the central Andes in the Departamento Antioquia, Colombia, at 1309 to 1699 m elevation; Municipality of Serra do Navio, Amapá, Brazil. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru


In the Cochranella granulosa group, according to Ruiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991, Lozania, 57: 1-30. Duellman, 1978, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 65: 185–186, provided a brief account including characterization. Cisneros-Heredia and McDiarmid, 2007, Zootaxa, 1572: 42, commented on the distinctiveness of Cochranella resplendens from Cochranella ritae; on page 62 they discussed the species in Ecuador. See comments under Cochranella phryxa and Cochranella mache. Torres-Gastello, Suárez-Segovia, and Cisneros-Heredia, 2007, J. Natl. Mus. Prague, Nat. Hist. Ser., 176: 11, provided a record for Peru. 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: 215. Molina-Zuluaga, Cano, Restrepo, Rada, and Daza-R., 2017, Zootaxa, 4238: 268–274, reported an apparently disjunct population on the eastern slope of the central Andes in the Departamento Antioquia, Colombia, at 1309 and 1699 m elevation. Rojas-Padilla, Rios-Alva, and Gagliardi-Urrutia, 2019, Herpetol. Notes, 12: 461–472, provided records for Allpahuayo_Mishana National Reserve, Peru, and a dot map for the Upper Amazon Basin. Cisneros-Heredia and McDiarmid, 2007, Zootaxa, 1572: 43, suggested that Cochranella phryxa may actually be a synonym of Cochranella resplendensGuayasamin, Cisneros-Heredia, McDiarmid, Peña, and Hutter, 2020, Diversity, 12 (222): 89–94, provided a detailed account, including adult and larval morphology, relationships, natural history, and conservation status. Costa-Campos, Tavares-Pinheiro, and Castroviejo-Fisher, 2020, Check List, 16: 847–851, reported the species from Amapá, Brazil, and discussed the range. Taucce, Costa-Campos, Carvalho, and Michalski, 2022, Eur. J. Taxon., 836: 96–130, reported on distribution, literature, and conservation status for Amapá, Brazil. Gagliardi-Urrutia, García Dávila, Jaramillo-Martinez, Rojas-Padilla, Rios-Alva, Aguilar-Manihuari, Pérez-Peña, Castroviejo-Fisher, Simões, Estivals, Guillen Huaman, Castro Ruiz, Angulo Chávez, Mariac, Duponchelle, and Renno, 2022, Anf. Loreto: 56–57, provided a brief account, photograph, dot map, and genetic barcode for Loreto, Peru. 

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