Hyalinobatrachium colymbiphyllum (Taylor, 1949)

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

Centrolenella colymbiphyllum Taylor, 1949, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 33: 262. Holotype: KU 23812, by original designation. Type locality: "American Cinchona Plantation, elev. 5,600 ft., Caribbean drainage of Volcán Poas, [Cantón de Alajuela, Provincia de Alajuela,] Costa Rica". Type locality commented on by Savage, 1974, Rev. Biol. Tropical, 22: 80.

Cochranella colymbiphyllumTaylor, 1951, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 64: 34.

Centrolenella colymbiphyllumSavage, 1967, Copeia, 1967: 325–331.

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

Hyalinobatrachium crybetes McCranie and Wilson, 1997, J. Herpetol., 31: 13. Holotype: LSUMZ 21319, by original designation. Type locality: "0.5 km WNW Catacamas (14° 51′ N, 85° 54′ W), Departamento de Olancho, Honduras, elevation 500 m". Synonymy by Cisneros-Heredia and McDiarmid, 2007, Zootaxa, 1572: 1–82.

English Names

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


Atlantic versant near Catamacas, Departamento de Olancho, Honduras; Central and southeastern Costa Rica through Panama to the western slope of the Cordillera Occidental in Colombia, south to Valle del Cauca, 850–1800 m elevation; expected in southeastern Nicaragua. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia, Costa Rica, Honduras, Panama

Likely/Controversially Present: Nicaragua


In the Hyalinobatrachium fleischmanni group, according to Ruiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991, Lozania, 57: 1-30. Panama record by Jaramillo, Jaramillo, and Ibáñez D., 1988, Herpetol. Rev., 19: 59. See account by Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 370-371. See account as Hyalinobatrachium crybetes by McCranie and Wilson, 2002, Amph. Honduras: 219-221. McCranie, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 38, summarized the departmental distribution in Honduras (as Hyalinobatrachium crybetes). See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status of nominal Hyalinobatrachium crybetes in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 218. Kubicki, 2007, Glass Frogs Costa Rica: 182-199, provided an account and detailed range map for Costa Rica. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 121–125, compared the species of Central America and provided an identification key, maps, and photographs. McCranie, Sunyer, and Martínez-Fonseca, 2019, Rev. Nicaraguense Biodiversidad, 52: 26, suggested the species would be found in northeastern Nicaragua. Díaz-Ricaurte and Guevara-Molina, 2022, Stud. Neotrop. Fauna Environ., 57: 51–65, reidentified records (by Barrera-Rodriguez, 2000 "1999", Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 23: 245–260) from Frontino and Urrao municipalities, Antioquia, Colombia, as Hyalinobatrachium cf. talamancae

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