Vitreorana castroviejoi (Ayarzagüena and Señaris, 1997)

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

Cochranella castroviejoi Ayarzagüena and Señaris, 1997 "1996", Publ. Asoc. Amigos Doñana, 8: 5. Holotype: MHNLS 13356, by original designation. Type locality: "Cerro El Humo, Península de Paria, estado Sucre, Venezuela. (10° 42′ N—62° 37′ W). 750 m s. n. m."

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

English Names

None noted.


Known only from the Cerro El Humo on the Península de Paria, Sucre, northern Venezuela, 750 to 800 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Venezuela

Endemic: Venezuela


In the Cochranella granulosa group according to the original publication. Señaris and Ayarzagüena, 2005, Rev. Taxonom. Fam. Centrolenidae de Venezuela: 100-108, provided a review of the morphology, natural history, and range of this species (as Cochranella castroviejoi). Kok and Castroviejo-Fisher, 2008, Zootaxa, 1680: 25-53, placed this species in the Cochranella helenae group. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 21–22, for comments on range and literature. 

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