Elachistocleis tinigua Acosta-Galvis, Tonini, and de Sá, 2022

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Gastrophryninae > Genus: Elachistocleis > Species: Elachistocleis tinigua

Elachistocleis tinigua Acosta-Galvis, Tonini, and de Sá, 2022, Zootaxa, 5099: 536. Holotype: IAvH-Am–15251, by original designation. Type locality: "Colombia, Meta Department, La Macarena Municipality, vereda Los Alpes, left margin of Losada River, near Los Alpes School, 02°13’7.1” N, 073°55’16.3” W, 234 m a.s.l." Zoobank publication registration:7F97CEDF-480B-4B40-A56A-5D8FE55DF279

English Names

None noted. 


Endemic to Colombia. Currently known from three localities in the transitional areas between the Orinoco and the Amazon basins in Meta Department, Colombia, all the localities are located within sub-basins of the Guayabero and Guaviare rivers, at an elevation between 182 to 424 m

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


Comparative morphology, advertisement call, and molecular markers were detailed in the original publication, where it was noted this was previously confused with Elachistocleis ovalis. In the Elachistocleis surinamensis group of Novaes-e-Fagundes, Lyra, Loredam, Carvalho, Haddad, Rodrigues, Baldo, Barrasso, Loebmann, Ávila, Brusquetti, Prudente, Wheeler, Orrico, and Peloso, 2023, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 197: 545–568.

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