Nymphargus posadae (Ruiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1995)

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

Cochranella posadae Ruiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1995, Lozania, 62: 18. Holotype: ICN 11307, by original designation. Type locality: "Departamento de Cauca, municipio de Inzá, Km. 613 carretera Popayán a Inzá, vertiente oriental Codillera Central, 2° 34′ latitud N, 76° 4′ W de Greenwich, 2800 m", Colombia.

Nymphargus posadaeCisneros-Heredia and McDiarmid, 2007, Zootaxa, 1572: 35.

English Names

Posada's Glassfrog (Guayasamin, Cisneros-Heredia, McDiarmid, Peña, and Hutter, 2020, Diversity, 12 (222): 196). 


Eastern versant of the Cordillera Central in Colombia, in the departments of Caldas, Huila, and Cauca, 1100–2800 m elevation; in Ecuador in cloud forests on the Amazonian Andean slopes at 1750–2100 m elevation, in the provinces of Sucumbíos, Napo, and Zamora-Chinchipe; northeastern Peru on the southwestern slopes of the Cordillera del Condor.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia, Ecuador, Peru


In the Cochranella ocellata group, according to the original publication. See account by Guayasamin, Bustamante, Almeida-Reinoso, and Funk, 2006, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 147: 500-504. Cisneros-Heredia and McDiarmid, 2007, Zootaxa, 1572: 59, discussed the species in Ecuador and noted the relevant literature. Cisneros-Heredia, Venegas, Rada, and Schulte, 2008, Herpetologica, 64: 350, provided the record from Peru. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Cochranella posadae) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 215. See note by Guayasamin and Funk, 2009, Zootaxa, 2220: 41-66, on this species at the Yanayacu Biological Station, Napo, Ecuador. Guayasamin, Cisneros-Heredia, McDiarmid, Peña, and Hutter, 2020, Diversity, 12 (222): 196–198, provided a detailed account, including adult morphology, relationships, natural history, and conservation status. Díaz-Ricaurte and Guevara-Molina, 2022, Stud. Neotrop. Fauna Environ., 57: 51–65, reidentified specimens from Samaná, Caldas, Colombia, noted in the original description of Cochranella posadae, as Nymphargus chami

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