Nymphargus buenaventura (Cisneros-Heredia and Yánez-Muñoz, 2007)

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

Cochranella buenaventura Cisneros-Heredia and Yánez-Muñoz, 2007, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 2: 2. Holotype: DHMECN 3563, by original designation. Type locality: "Reserva Buenaventura (03° 38′ S, 79° 45′ W, 1200 m elevation) canton Piñas, Provincia de El Oro, República del Ecuador".

Nymphargus buenaventuraCisneros-Heredia and McDiarmid, 2007, Zootaxa, 1572: 34.

English Names

Buenaventura Glass Frog (Guayasamin, Cisneros-Heredia, McDiarmid, Peña, and Hutter, 2020, Diversity, 12 (222): 150). 


Known from three localities in El Oro Province (Reserva Buenaventura, Marcabelí, Cascadas de Manuel) and one in Azuay Province (Luz María), southwestern Ecuador, 667 to 1200 m elevation. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ecuador

Endemic: Ecuador


In the Cochranella griffithsi clade according to the original publication, along with Nymphargus cariticommata, Nymphargus griffithsi, and Nymphargus wileyi. Yánez-Muñoz, Sánchez-L., López-Hervas, Rea-S., Meza-Ramos, Oyagata-C., and Guerrero, 2014, Avanc. Cienc. Ingen., Quito, Secc. B,, 6: 2–5, provided a second record of the species in Ecuador. Guayasamin, Cisneros-Heredia, McDiarmid, Peña, and Hutter, 2020, Diversity, 12 (222): 150–152, provided a detailed account, including adult morphology, relationships, natural history, and conservation status.

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