Nymphargus balionotus (Duellman, 1981)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Centrolenidae > Subfamily: Centroleninae > Genus: Nymphargus > Species: Nymphargus balionotus

Centrolenella balionota Duellman, 1981, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 88: 1. Holotype: KU 164702, by original designation. Type locality: "3.5 km (by road) northeast of Mindo, 1540 m, Provincia de Pichincha, Ecuador (00° 01′ S,78° 44′ W)".

Cochranella balionotaRuiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991, Lozania, 57: 21.

Centrolene balionotumCisneros-Heredia and McDiarmid, 2006, Zootaxa, 1244: 1.

"Cochranella" balionotaGuayasamin, Castroviejo-Fisher, Trueb, Ayarzagüena, Rada, and Vilà, 2009, Zootaxa, 2100: 23.

Nymphargus balionotus Guayasamin, Cisneros-Heredia, Vieira, Kohn, Gavilanes, Lynch, Hamilton, and Maynard, 2019, PeerJ, 7(e6400): 14. 

English Names

Mindo Cochran Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 46).

Mottled Glassfrog (Arteaga-Navarro, Bustamante, and Guayasamin, 2013, Amph. Rept. Mindo: 45). 

Mindo Glassfrog (Guayasamin, Cisneros-Heredia, McDiarmid, Peña, and Hutter, 2020, Diversity, 12 (222): 147)

Distribution

Pacific Andean slopes between 1400 and 1540 m elevation in the provinces of Carchi, Imbabura, Pichincha, and Cotopaxi, Ecuador, and on the Western Andes at La Costa, Departamento Cauca, Colombia, 400 to 1540 m. 

Comment

In the Cochranella ocellata group according to Ruiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991, Lozania, 57: 1-30. Transferred from Cochranella to Centrolene by Cisneros-Heredia and McDiarmid, 2006, Zootaxa, 1244: 1-32. Cisneros-Heredia and McDiarmid, 2007, Zootaxa, 1572: 48, summarized the relevant literature. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Cochranella balionota) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 213. Guayasamin, Castroviejo-Fisher, Trueb, Ayarzagüena, Rada, and Vilà, 2009, Zootaxa, 2100: 54, regarded this species as incertae sedis within Centroleninae. Arteaga-Navarro, Bustamante, and Guayasamin, 2013, Amph. Rept. Mindo: 45–47, provided an account for Ecuador. Guayasamin, Cisneros-Heredia, McDiarmid, Peña, and Hutter, 2020, Diversity, 12 (222): 147–149, provided a detailed account, including adult morphology, relationships, natural history, and conservation status.

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