Rulyrana mcdiarmidi (Cisneros-Heredia, Venegas, Rada, and Schulte, 2008)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Centrolenidae > Subfamily: Centroleninae > Genus: Rulyrana > Species: Rulyrana mcdiarmidi

Cochranella mcdiarmidi Cisneros-Heredia, Venegas, Rada, and Schulte, 2008, Herpetologica, 64: 342. Holotype: DFCH-USFQ D132, by original designation. Type locality: "along a small rivulet tributary of the Jambue River, ca. 6 km S from Zamora (ca. 04° 03′S, 78° 56′W, 1150 m), on the western slope of Contrafuerte de Tzunantza, Cordillera Oriental, eastern slopes of the Andes, Provincia de Zamora-Chinchipe, República del Ecuador".

Rulyrana mcdiarmidiGuayasamin, Castroviejo-Fisher, Trueb, Ayarzagüena, Rada, and Vilà, 2009, Zootaxa, 2100: 34.

English Names

McDiarmid's Glassfrog (Guayasamin, Cisneros-Heredia, McDiarmid, Peña, and Hutter, 2020, Diversity, 12 (222): 215). 


Widely distributed in the Utcubamba and central Marañón drainages in Amazonas, Peru, and southeastern foothills of southern Ecuador (Morona Santiago and Zamora Chinchipe provinces) at elevations between 1150–1500 m. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ecuador, Peru


New records, a discussion of the possible conspecific relationship with Rulyrana saxiscandens, and additional life history data were provided by Twomey, Delia, and Castroviejo-Fisher, 2014, Zootaxa, 3851: 48–49. Guayasamin, Cisneros-Heredia, McDiarmid, Peña, and Hutter, 2020, Diversity, 12 (222): 215–217, provided a detailed account, including adult morphology, relationships, natural history, and conservation status and who suggested that Rulyrana mcdiarmidi might be a geographical variant of Rulyrana flavopunctata. Arpi Lojano, Siavichay, Aguilar, and Sánchez-Nivicela, 2023, Rev. Latinoam. Herpetol., 6: 21–32, detailed the morphology and developmental stages of the tadpole. 

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