Nymphargus pijao Montilla, Arcila-Pérez, Toro-Gómez, Vargas-Salinas, and Rada, 2023

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

Nymphargus pijao Montilla, Arcila-Pérez, Toro-Gómez, Vargas-Salinas, and Rada, 2023, Zootaxa, 5271: 9. Holotype: ARUQ 1377, by original designation. Type locality: "stream Sopladero, at 40 km northwest of Corregimiento Uribe, cabaña La Romelia, Parque Nacional Natural Munchique, municipality of El Tambo, department of Cauca, Colombia (2°56′2′′N, 76°56′19′′W, 2267 m asl)". Zoobank publication registration: 3ADADE67-7907-4859-A4A8-30EB1694A17A

English Names

Pijaos’ Glassfrog (original publication). 


Both slopes of the Cordillera Occidental and the western slope of the Cordillera Central in the departments of Antioquia, Cauca, Chocó, Quindío, Risaralda, and Valle del Cauca, Colombia, between 1480 and 2430 m elevation. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


Comparative adult and larval morphology, molecular markers, and natural history summarized in the original publication. The species had been confused with Nymphargus griffithsi priori to its elucidation and naming.  Arcila-Pérez, Ríos-Soto, Montilla, Londoño-Guarnizo, Gómez, and Vargas-Salinas, 2017, Herpetol. Rev., 48: 275–280, reported on vocalization (as Nymphargus griffithsi) and natural history on a population in the central Andes of Colombia. 

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