Hyalinobatrachium pallidum (Rivero, 1985)

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

Centrolenella pallida Rivero, 1985, Brenesia, 23: 346. Holotype: UPRM 4554, by original designation. Type locality: "Guacharaquita, entre La Grita y Páramo de La Negra, 1768 m, Edo Táchira, Venezuela".

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

English Names

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


Cordillera de Mérida in its western, southern, and eastern versants (Mérida, Táchira, and Barinas States), and Sierra de Perijá (Zulia State), Venezuela.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Venezuela

Endemic: Venezuela


In the Hyalinobatrachium fleischmanni group, according to Ruiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991, Lozania, 57: 1-30. Señaris and Ayarzagüena, 2005, Rev. Taxonom. Fam. Centrolenidae de Venezuela: 217-221, provided a review of the morphology, natural history, and range of this species. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 220. Rojas-Runjaic, Infante-Rivero, and Cabello, 2012, Check List, 8: 819-825, reported localities in the Sierra de Perijá, Zulia, Venezuela, and commented on the range. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 28, for comments on range, taxonomy (suggesting that Hyalinobatrachium ibama as a possibly synonym), and literature. 

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