Sachatamia albomaculata (Taylor, 1949)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Centrolenidae > Subfamily: Centroleninae > Genus: Sachatamia > Species: Sachatamia albomaculata

Centrolenella albomaculata Taylor, 1949, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 33: 267. Holotype: KU 23814, by original designation. Type locality: "Los Diamantes, one mile south of Guápiles, [Cantón de Pococí, Provincia Limón,] Costa Rica". Savage, 1974, Rev. Biol. Tropical, 22: 90, commented on the type locality.

Cochranella albomaculataTaylor, 1951, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 64: 35; Ruiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991, Lozania, 57: 21.

Centrolenella albomarginataSavage, 1974, Rev. Biol. Tropical, 22: 90. Error for Centrolenella albomaculata.

Sachatamia albomaculataGuayasamin, Castroviejo-Fisher, Trueb, Ayarzagüena, Rada, and Vilà, 2009, Zootaxa, 2100: 36.

English Names

White-spotted Cochran Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 46).

Cascae Glassfrog (Guayasamin, Cisneros-Heredia, McDiarmid, Peña, and Hutter, 2020, Diversity, 12 (222): 218). 


Tulito area, Colón Department, Honduras; southern Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama into northwestern Colombia and Chocoan northwestern Ecuador, 20–1500 m elevation; extreme southern Nicaragua. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama


In the Cochranella ocellata group according to Ruiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991, Lozania, 57: 1–30. Placed in the Cochranella spinosa group by Ruiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1995, Lozania, 62: 1–23. See O'Shea, 1986, Herpetol. Rev., 17: 49, for Honduran record. Köhler, 1999, Cour. Forschungsinst. Senckenb., 213: 17, suggested that this taxon would be found in eastern Nicaragua. Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 364, and McCranie and Wilson, 2002, Amph. Honduras: 207–211, provided accounts. Guayasamin, Cisneros-Heredia, Yánez-Muñoz, and Bustamante, 2006, Check List, 2(1): 70–75, discussed the range and provided new Ecuadorian records. McCranie, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 37, detailed the departmental distribution in Honduras. Cisneros-Heredia and McDiarmid, 2007, Zootaxa, 1572: 42, suggested that more than one species masquerades under this species name. Kubicki, 2007, Glass Frogs Costa Rica: 114–124, provided an account and detailed range map for Costa Rica. See comments by Sunyer, Páiz, Dehling, and Köhler, 2009, Herpetol. Notes, 2: 189-202, regarding Nicaraguan populations. Ortega-Andrade, Bermingham, Aulestia, and Paucar, 2010, Check List, 6: 122, reported the species in Esmeraldas Province, northwestern Ecuador. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 117–127, compared the centrolenid species of Central America and provided an identification key, maps, and photographs. Guayasamin, Cisneros-Heredia, McDiarmid, Peña, and Hutter, 2020, Diversity, 12 (222): 218–217, provided a detailed account, including adult and larval morphology, relationships, natural history, and conservation status. Martínez-Fonseca, Holmes, Sunyer, Westeen, Grundler, Cerda, Fernández-Mena, Loza-Molina, Monagan, Nondorf, Pandelis, and Rabosky, 2024, Check List, 20: 65, provided a record from Refugio Bartola, Departamento Río San Juan, southern Nicaragua. 

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