Nymphargus ruizi (Lynch, 1993)

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

Cochranella ruizi Lynch, 1993, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 18: 567. Holotype: ICN 7469, by original designation. Type locality: "Quebrada Sopladero, on the lower edge of the Parque Nacional Natural 'Munchique', about 33 km by road NNW Uribe, Municipio de El Tambo, Departamento del Cauca, Colombia, 2190 m".

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

English Names

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


Intermediate elevations (2190-2850 m) on the western slopes of the Cordillera Occidental, and the eastern slope of the Farallones de Cali, in the departments of Cauca, Risaraldo, and Valle del Cauca, Colombia.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


In the Cochranella ocellata group according to the original publication. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 216.

External links:

Please note: these links will take you to external websites not affiliated with the American Museum of Natural History. We are not responsible for their content.