Hyalinobatrachium aureoguttatum (Barrera-Rodriguez and Ruiz-Carranza, 1989)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Centrolenidae > Subfamily: Hyalinobatrachinae > Genus: Hyalinobatrachium > Species: Hyalinobatrachium aureoguttatum

Centrolenella aureoguttata Barrera-Rodriguez and Ruiz-Carranza, 1989, Trianea, 3: 77. Holotype: ICN 17506, by original designation. Type locality: "Colombia, Departamento del Chocó, vertiente occidental de la cordillera Occidental, Municipio El Carmen de Atrato, Km. 23 carretera El Carmen-Quibdo, 5°47′ latitud N y 76°20′W, 1030 m. s. n. m."

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

English Names

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

Sun Glassfrog (Guayasamin, Cisneros-Heredia, McDiarmid, Peña, and Hutter, 2020, Diversity, 12 (222): 116). 


Western slopes of the Cordillera Occidental and eastern slope of the Cordillera Central in the departments of Chocó, Risaralda, Antioquia, and Valle del Cauca, 3° 45′–7° N), 45–1560 m elevation; Chocoan Ecuador in the Department of Esmeraldas; Panama (Darien Province).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia, Ecuador, Panama


In the Hyalinobatrachium fleischmanni group according to the original publication. Ibáñez D., Jaramillo, and Jaramillo, 1999, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 23: 293-298, reported on the range and tadpole. Cisneros-Heredia and McDiarmid, 2007, Zootaxa, 1572: 48, reported the species for Panama without definite localities and also reported the species for Ecuador (and mapped these localities), although the identification of Ecuadorian specimens was considered tentative. Bustamante, Cisneros-Heredia, Yánez-Muñoz, Ortega-Andrade, and Guayasamin, 2007, Check List, 3: 271-276, formally reported the species in northwestern Ecuador. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 613. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 121–125, compared the species of Central America and provided an identification key, maps, and photographs. Alzate, 2016, Herpetol. Rev., 47: 247, provided a record from the municipality of Cocorná, Antioquia, Colombia, and briefly characterized the range in Colombia. Guayasamin, Cisneros-Heredia, McDiarmid, Peña, and Hutter, 2020, Diversity, 12 (222): 116–119, provided a detailed account, including adult and larval morphology, relationships, natural history, and conservation status. 

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