Nymphargus ignotus (Lynch, 1990)

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

Centrolenella ignota Lynch, 1990, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 103: 35. Holotype: ICN 14748, by original designation. Type locality: "Peñas Blancas, Farallones de Cali, ca 6 km by road SW Pichindé, Depto. Valle de Cauca, Colombia, 1900 m".

Cochranella ignotaRuiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991, Lozania, 57: 22.

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

English Names

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


Cloud forest on the western slope of the Cordillera Occidental of Cauca, Chocó, Risaralda, and Antioquia departments, Colombia, 1280-2050 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


Most similar to Centrolenella anomala according to the original publication. In the Cochranella ocellata group, according to Ruiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991, Lozania, 57: 1-30. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status (as Cochranella ignota) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 612. See detailed account by Rada, Ospina-Sarria, and Guayasamin, 2017, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 12: 141–146. Duarte-Marín, Rada, Rivera-Correa, Caorsi, Barona-Cortés, González-Durán, and Vargas-Salinas, 2023, Bioacoustics, 32: 143–180, reported on the advertisement call.  

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