Nymphargus chancas (Duellman and Schulte, 1993)

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

Cochranella chancas Duellman and Schulte, 1993, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 155: 16. Holotype: KU 211778, by original designation. Type locality: "west slope of Abra Tangarana, 7 km (by road) northeast of San Juan de Pacaysapa (06° 12′S, 76° 44′W, 1080 m), Provincia Lamas, Departamento San Martín, Perú".

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

English Names

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


Throughout northern Departamento San Martín, Peru, at elevations over 1000 m. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Peru

Endemic: Peru


In the Cochranella ocellata group according to the original publication. Twomey, Delia, and Castroviejo-Fisher, 2014, Zootaxa, 3851: 46–47, provided new records for Peru and life history data. Previous records from Ecuador are now assigned to Nympharus colomai

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