Vitreorana antisthenesi (Goin, 1963)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Centrolenidae > Subfamily: Centroleninae > Genus: Vitreorana > Species: Vitreorana antisthenesi

Centrolenella antisthenesi Goin, 1963, Acta Biol. Venezuelica, 3: 283. Holotype: MBUCV 4033, by original designation. Type locality: "Parque Nacional de Rancho Grande, Aragua, Venezuela".

Hyalinobatrachium antisthenesiRuiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991, Lozania, 57: 23.

Cochranella antisthenesiCisneros-Heredia and McDiarmid, 2006, Zootaxa, 1244: 2.

Vitreorana antisthenesiGuayasamin, Castroviejo-Fisher, Trueb, Ayarzagüena, Rada, and Vilà, 2009, Zootaxa, 2100: 39.

English Names

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


Cloud forests on the northern slope and central regions of the Cordillera de la Costa, Cerro Azul, and the Serranía del Interior, northern Venezuela, 220-1200 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Venezuela

Endemic: Venezuela


In the Hyalinobatrachium pulveratum group according to Ruiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991, Lozania, 57: 1-30. Señaris and Ayarzagüena, 2005, Rev. Taxonom. Fam. Centrolenidae de Venezuela: 154-160, provided a review of the morphology, natural history, and range of this species (as Hyalinobatrachium antisthenesi). Transferred into Cochranella by Cisneros-Heredia and McDiarmid, 2006, Zootaxa, 1244: 1-32. 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. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Hyalinobatrachium antisthenesi) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 218. Wen, Vazquez, and Castroviejo-Fisher, 2012, Zootaxa, 3480: 80-87, reported on the advertisement call. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 21, for comments on range and literature. 

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