Hyalinobatrachium vireovittatum (Starrett and Savage, 1973)

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

Centrolenella vireovittata Starrett and Savage, 1973, Bull. S. California Acad. Sci., 72: 66. Holotype: LACM 75141, by original designation. Type locality: "Costa Rica: Provincia de San Jose: Canton Perez Zeledon: 0.5 km NE Alfombra: a place 16 km SW San Isidro de El General on the road to Dominical, 880 m". Savage, 1974, Rev. Biol. Tropical, 22: 75, commented on the type locality.

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

English Names

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


Premontane zone at scattered localities from the slopes of Volcán Tenorio, Guanacaste Province, to near Barú, Puntarenas Province, in southwestern Costa Rica, exclusive of the Cordillera Central and Cordillera de Talamanca, to 1957 m elevation; also in from west-central Panama, 630 to 1100 m elevation. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Costa Rica, Panama


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 statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 613. Kubicki, 2007, Glass Frogs Costa Rica: 264-279, provided an account and detailed range map for Costa Rica. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 121–125, compared this species with other centrolenids in Central America and provided an identification key, maps, and photographs. Campos-Villalobos, Pereira-Castillo, Solís-Mora, Serrano-Hernández, Sandi-Amador, and Fallas-Zuñiga, 2020, IRCF Rept. & Amph., 27: 233–234, provided an elevation record from Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica. 

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