Teratohyla pulverata (Peters, 1873)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Centrolenidae > Subfamily: Centroleninae > Genus: Teratohyla > Species: Teratohyla pulverata

Hyla pulverata Peters, 1873, Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1873: 614. Holotype: ZMB 7842 according to Duellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: 194; Bauer, Günther, and Klipfel, 1995, in Bauer et al. (eds.), Herpetol. Contr. W.C.H. Peters: 41. Type locality: "Chiriqui", Panama; see comment with type locality in the Dendrobates maculatus record.

Hyla pulverulataBrocchi, 1881, Miss. Scient. Mex. Amer. Centr., Rech. Zool., 3(2, livr. 1): 41. Incorrect subsequent spelling of Hyla pulverata.

Hyla pulverataBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 386.

Centrolene pulveratumDunn, 1931, Occas. Pap. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist., 5: 393.

Centrolenella pulveratumTaylor, 1949, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 33: 258.

Cochranella pulverataTaylor, 1951, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 64: 35; Cisneros-Heredia and McDiarmid, 2006, Zootaxa, 1244: 1.

Cochranella petersi Goin, 1961, Zool. Anz., 166: 96. Holotype: BMNH 1902.5.27.24, by original designation. Type locality: "Rio Durango, [Esmeraldas Province,] N. W. Ecuador". Synonymy with Hyalinobatrachium fleischmanni by Lynch and Duellman, 1973, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 16: 28; and Cisneros-Heredia and McDiarmid, 2007, Zootaxa, 1572: 49. Synonymy with Cochranella pulverata by Guayasamin, Cisneros-Heredia, and Castroviejo-Fisher, 2008, Zootaxa, 1815: 27.

Centrolenella petersiGoin, 1964, Herpetologica, 20: 1.

Centrolenella pulverataSavage, 1967, Copeia, 1967: 328.

Hyalinobatrachium pulveratumRuiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991, Lozania, 57: 24.

Hyalinobatrachium petersiRuiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1998, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 22: 572. Based on misidentified specimens of Hyalinobatrachium valerioi according to Cisneros-Heredia and McDiarmid, 2007, Zootaxa, 1572: 49.

Teratohyla pulverataGuayasamin, Castroviejo-Fisher, Trueb, Ayarzagüena, Rada, and Vilà, 2009, Zootaxa, 2100: 37.

English Names

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

Dusty Glassfrog (Guayasamin, Cisneros-Heredia, McDiarmid, Peña, and Hutter, 2020, Diversity, 12 (222): 237). 


Caribbean versant of northern and eastern Honduras and Nicaragua and Pacific slopes and lowlands in Costa Rica and Panama to Valle del Cauca in Colombia (3° 45′ N) and northwestern Ecuador, sea level to 960 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

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


In the Hyalinobatrachium pulveratum group, according to Ruiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991, Lozania, 57: 1-30. See accounts by Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 368–369, and McCranie and Wilson, 2002, Amph. Honduras: 224–226. Hoffmann, 2004, Rev. Biol. Tropical, 52: 219–228, reported on larval morphology. McCranie, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 38, summarized the departmental distribution in Honduras. Cisneros-Heredia and Meza-Ramos, 2007, Zootaxa, 1485: 38, noted that the lack of apomorphies associating this species with Hyalinobatrachium did not imply that Cochranella is monophyletic and that further phylogenetic work should elucidate relationships and provide for a corresponding monophyletic taxonomy. Cisneros-Heredia and McDiarmid, 2007, Zootaxa, 1572: 60–61, discussed the species in Ecuador and noted the relevant literature. See account by Guayasamin, Cisneros-Heredia, and Castroviejo-Fisher, 2008, Zootaxa, 1815: 27–28. Cisneros-Heredia and McDiarmid, 2007 "2006", Herpetotropicos, Mérida, 3: 21-28, provided a map for Ecuador (as Hyalinobatrachium fleischmanni). Kubicki, 2007, Glass Frogs Costa Rica: 216–229, provided an account and detailed range map for Costa Rica (as Hyalinobatrachium pulveratum). Bustamante, Cisneros-Heredia, Yánez-Muñoz, Ortega-Andrade, and Guayasamin, 2007, Check List, 3: 271–276, reported this species in the Ecuadorian Chocó. Cisneros-Heredia, 2009, Check List, 5: 912–916, discussed the range. See comments by Sunyer, Páiz, Dehling, and Köhler, 2009, Herpetol. Notes, 2: 189-202, regarding Nicaraguan populations. Wilson, Townsend, Herrera-B., Atkinson, Cerrato-Mendoza, and Mejía, 2011, Herpetol. Notes, 4: 37–38, provided a range extension to northern Honduras. Travers, Townsend, Sunyer, Obando, Wilson, and Nickerson, 2011, Herpetol. Rev., 42: 399, noted a new locality in Nicaragua (Atlántico Norte). Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 117–127, compared the centrolenid species of Central America and provided an identification key, maps, and photographs. Sunyer, Martínez-Fonseca, Salazar-Saavedra, Galindo-Uribe, and Obando, 2014, Mesoam. Herpetol., 1: 166, provided a record for the department of Boaco, Nicaragua. Guayasamin, Cisneros-Heredia, McDiarmid, Peña, and Hutter, 2020, Diversity, 12 (222): 237–240, provided a detailed account, including adult and larval morphology, advertisement call, relationships, natural history, and conservation status.  

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