Ikakogi tayrona (Ruiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Centrolenidae > Genus: Ikakogi > Species: Ikakogi tayrona

Centrolene tayrona Ruiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991, Lozania, 58: 20. Holotype: ICN 12997, by original designation. Type locality: "Departamento de Magdalena, municipio de Santa Marta, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Serranía San Lorenzo, 4.6-5.5 Km abajo de la Estación experimental 'San Lorenzo' de INDERENA, parte N de la Sierra, ca. 11° 14′ Latitud N, 74° 23 W de Greenwich, 1720-1790 m."

Centrolenella savagei Harding, 1991, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 103: 417. Holotype: KU 169753, by original designation. Type locality: "west slope of Cerro Kennedy, 4 km east of El Campano, Departamento del Magdalena, Colombia, 1420 m." Synonymy by Ruiz-Carranza, Ardila-Robayo, and Lynch, 1996, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 20: 373.

Ikakogi tayronaGuayasamin, Castroviejo-Fisher, Trueb, Ayarzagüena, Rada, and Vilà, 2009, Zootaxa, 2100: 43.

English Names

Magdalena Giant Glass Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 46).


Wet forests of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Department of Magdalena, Colombia, between 980 and 1790 m.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


In the Centrolene prosoblepon group according to the original publication. Considered a synonym of Hylopsis platycephalus Werner, 1894, by Lynch, 1981, J. Herpetol., 15: 283–291; this was rejected by McDiarmid and Savage, 1984, J. Herpetol., 18: 213–214, and Harding, 1991, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 103: 413–418 (who showed that Hylopsis is a synonym of Sphaenorhynchus). Guayasamin, Castroviejo-Fisher, Ayarzagüena, Trueb, and Vilà, 2008, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 48: 574–595, suggested on the basis of molecular evidence that Centrolene tayrona is the sister taxon of all other Centroleninae. Guayasamin, Castroviejo-Fisher, Trueb, Ayarzagüena, Rada, and Vilà, 2009, Zootaxa, 2100: 1–97, retained this taxon outside of nominal Cenroleninae and Hyalinobatrachiinae due to its unstable position. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 212. Vargas-Salinas, Bravo-Valencia, and Amézquita, 2015, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 10: 65–70, reported on the advertisement call. Peréz-González, Castañeda-Bonilla, and Rueda-Solano, 2018, Catal. Anf. Rept. Colombia, Medellín, 4(1): 23–29, provided a detail account. 

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