Hyalinobatrachium tatayoi Castroviejo-Fisher, Ayarzagüena, and Vilà, 2007

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

Hyalinobatrachium tatayoi Castroviejo-Fisher, Ayarzagüena, and Vilà, 2007, Zootaxa, 1441: 52. Holotype: MHNLS 17174, by original designation. Type locality: "a stream near Tokuko (09° 50′ 30.6″ N, 72° 49′ 13.6’″ W; 301 m.a.s.l.), Estado de Zulia, Venezuela".

English Names

None noted.


From the Venezuelan Cordillera de Perija, in the northern border between Colombia and Venezuela, through dry forests in middle and upper Magdalena Valley including the xeric scrub ecoregion in Caribbean lowlands up to the department of Tolima, from the Isthmian-Atlantic moist forests (Caribbean slope of Talamanca Range) in Panama and Costa Rica and from the Choco-Darien moist forests through Colombia to Esmeraldas Province in Ecuador, sea level to 1640 m elevation.  

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panama, Venezuela


Rojas-Runjaic, Infante-Rivero, and Cabello, 2012, Check List, 8: 819-825, noted that previous records from Cerro Las Antenas are misidentified Hyalinobatrachium pallidumMijares-Urrutia, 1998, Rev. Biol. Tropical, 46: 119–143, characterized (As Centrolenella fleischmanni) the larval morphology as part of a key to the tadpoles of the high elevation frogs in Venezuela. Rada and Guayasamin, 2008, Pap. Avulsos Zool., São Paulo, 48: 99-100, summarized the range in Colombia (as Hyalinobatrachium fleischmanni). Acosta-Galvis, 2012, Check List, 8: 794-795, provided a record (as Hyalinobatrachium fleischmanni) for Caribbean Colombia and commented on the range. Sunyer, Martínez-Fonseca, Salazar-Saavedra, Galindo-Uribe, and Obando, 2014, Mesoam. Herpetol., 1: 166, provided records (as Hyalinobatrachium fleischmanni) for the departments of Chontales and Jinotega, Nicaragua. Cruz, Urgilés, Sánchez-Nivicela, Siddons, and Cisneros-Heredia, 2017, Check List, 13(4): 67–70, provided records (as Hyalinobatrachium fleischmanni) for western Ecuador.  See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 28, for comments on range, taxonomy, and literature. Ovalle-Pacheco, Camacho-Rozo, and Arroyo, 2019, Check List, 15: 392, commented on the range in Colombia (as Hyalinobatrachium fleischmanni). See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 24–25, for comments on range, taxonomy, and literature. Guayasamin, Cisneros-Heredia, McDiarmid, Peña, and Hutter, 2020, Diversity, 12 (222): 123–126, provided a detailed account primarily focused on Ecuador, including adult and larval morphology, advertisement call, relationships, natural history, and conservation status. Mendoza-Henao, Arias, Townsend, and Parra-Olea, 2020, Syst. Biodiversity, 18: 464–484, transferred the records of Hyalinobatrachium fleischmanni from lowland Costa Rica to and South America to this species on the basis of DNA, calls, and morphology. Armijos-Ojeda, Székely, Székely, Cogǎlniceanu, Cisneros-Heredia, Ordóñez-Delgado, Escudero, and Espinosa, 2021, ZooKeys, 1063: 37, provided a dot map for western Ecuador. Barona-Cortés and Mendoza-Henao, 2022, Catal. Anf. Rept. Colombia, Medellín, 8: 43–54, provided a detailed review, with a focus on the Colombian segment of the range, of the morphology, natural history, range in Colombia, advertisement call, reproduction, and conservation status. Rojas-Montoya, López-Aguirre, González-Acosta, and Vargas-Salinas, 2024, Rev. Latinoam. Herpetol., 7: 60–82, reported on the various calls (advertisement call, courtship call, distress call, and agonistic call). 

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