Nymphargus wileyi (Guayasamin, Bustamante, Almeida-Reinoso, and Funk, 2006)

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

Cochranella wileyi Guayasamin, Bustamante, Almeida-Reinoso, and Funk, 2006, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 147: 504. Holotype: QCAZ 26028, by original designation. Type locality: "Y[anayacu]B[iological ]S[tation] (0° 41′ S, 77° 53′ W; 2100 m), Provincia de Napo, Ecuador".

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

English Names

Wiley's Glassfrog (Guayasamin, Cisneros-Heredia, McDiarmid, Peña, and Hutter, 2020, Diversity, 12 (222): 207). 


Known only from the cloud forests in in the vicinity of the Yanayacu Biological Station, Napo Province, Ecuador, ca. 2100 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ecuador

Endemic: Ecuador


In the Cochranella ocellata group according to the original publication. Cisneros-Heredia and McDiarmid, 2007, Zootaxa, 1572: 43, suggested that this species may actually be a synonym of Nymphargus cariticommatus. Cisneros-Heredia and Yánez-Muñoz, 2007, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 2: 3, considered this species to be in (their nomenclature) the Cochranella griffithsi clade, along with Nymphargus buenaventura, Nymphargus cariticommata, and Nymphargus griffithsi. 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): 207–209, provided a detailed account, including adult morphology, relationships, natural history, and conservation status.

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