Nymphargus cariticommatus (Wild, 1994)

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

Cochranella cariticommata Wild, 1994, J. Herpetol., 28: 304. Holotype: KU 202806, by original designation. Type locality: "11.2 km WSW Plan de Milagro (03°02′S, 78°35′W, 2350 m), Provincia Morona-Santiago, Ecuador".

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

English Names

Unadorned Glassfrog (Guayasamin, Cisneros-Heredia, McDiarmid, Peña, and Hutter, 2020, Diversity, 12 (222): 153). 


Montane cloud forest on the southern Amazonian slope of the Cordillera Oriental in the provinces of Morona-Santiago and Zamora-Chinchipe, Ecuador, 2200 to 2700 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ecuador

Endemic: Ecuador


In the Cochranella ocellata group according to the original publication. Cisneros-Heredia and McDiarmid, 2007, Zootaxa, 1572: 50-51, summarized the relevant literature. Cisneros-Heredia and Yánez-Muñoz, 2007, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 2: 3, considered this species to be in (their nomenclature) the Cochranella griffithsi clade, along with Nymphargus buenaventura, Nymphargus griffithsi, and Nymphargus wileyiGuayasamin, Cisneros-Heredia, McDiarmid, Peña, and Hutter, 2020, Diversity, 12 (222): 153–155, provided a detailed account, including adult morphology, relationships, natural history, and conservation status.

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