Hyalinobatrachium valerioi (Dunn, 1931)

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

Centrolene valerioi Dunn, 1931, Occas. Pap. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist., 5: 397. Holotype: MCZ 16003, by original designation. Type locality: "La Palma, [Cantón de Coronado, Provincia San José,] Costa Rica, 4500 feet". Savage, 1974, Rev. Biol. Tropical, 22: 100, commented on the type locality.

Cochranella valerioiTaylor, 1951, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 64: 35.

Cochranella reticulata Taylor, 1958, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 39: 61. Holotype: KU 32922, by original designation. Type locality: "near bridge across Río Reventazon at inter-American Institute of Agriculture, Turrialba, Cartago Province, Costa Rica". Synonymy by Starrett and Savage, 1973, Bull. S. California Acad. Sci., 72: 65. Savage, 1974, Rev. Biol. Tropical, 22: 77, commented on the type locality.

Centrolenella valerioiStarrett and Savage, 1973, Bull. S. California Acad. Sci., 72: 65.

Hyalinobatrachium valerioiRuiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991, Lozania, 57: 25.

English Names

La Palma Glass Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 48).

Reticulated Glassfrog (Guayasamin, Cisneros-Heredia, McDiarmid, Peña, and Hutter, 2020, Diversity, 12 (222): 135). 


Central Costa Rica to Pacific slope of southwestern Ecuador; western slope of the Western Andes in the Magdalena Valley, Colombia, sea level to 1500 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panama


In the Hyalinobatrachium fleischmanni group according to Ruiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991, Lozania, 57: 1-30. Lips and Savage, 1996, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 109: 17–26, included this species in a key to the tadpoles found in Costa Rica. See account by Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 374-375, in which Savage suggested that Hyalinobatrachium valerioi may be a composite of more than one species. Cisneros-Heredia and McDiarmid, 2007, Zootaxa, 1572: 65, discussed the species in Ecuador and noted the relevant literature. Cisneros-Heredia and McDiarmid, 2007 "2006", Herpetotropicos, Mérida, 3: 21-28, reviewed the literature and noted that the species referred to as "Hyalinobatrachium petersi" by Ruiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1998, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 22: 571-586, from the southwestern Andean slopes of Colombia, is actually Hyalinobatrachium valerioiKubicki, 2007, Glass Frogs Costa Rica: 250-263, provided an account and detailed range map for Costa Rica. Ortega-Andrade, Bermingham, Aulestia, and Paucar, 2010, Check List, 6: 122, reported the species in Esmeraldas Province, northwestern Ecuador. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 121–125, compared this species with others in Central America and provided an identification key, maps, and photographs. Guayasamin, Cisneros-Heredia, McDiarmid, Peña, and Hutter, 2020, Diversity, 12 (222): 135–139, provided a detailed account, primarily focused on Ecuador, including adult and larval morphology, advertisement call, relationships, natural history, and conservation status.

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