Rulyrana spiculata (Duellman, 1976)

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

Centrolenella spiculata Duellman, 1976, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 52: 5. Holotype: KU 162284, by original designation. Type locality: "Río Cosñipata, 4 kilometers southwest of Santa Isabel, Departamento Cuzco, Perú, 1700m".

Cochranella spiculataRuiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991, Lozania, 57: 23.

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

English Names

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


Eastern slopes of Andes in central and southern Peru and into the Serranía de Bella Vista, La Paz Department, Bolivia, 1200–1700 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Bolivia, Peru


In the Cochranella ocellata group, according to Ruiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991, Lozania, 57: 1-30. De la Riva, Köhler, Lötters, and Reichle, 2000, Rev. Esp. Herpetol., 14: 58, and Köhler, 2000, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 48: 69, consider this species possibly to occur in Bolivia. Placed in the Cochranella spinosa group by Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 365. See comments by Harvey and Noonan, 2005, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 118: 435-438, for corrections of the diagnosis and description, report from Bolivia, and discussion of natural history. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 613. See discussion of the morphology and range by Chávez, Pradel, and Catenazzi, 2019, Zootaxa, 4691: 541–560.

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