A member of the prosoblepon group with the following combination of characters: 1) vomerine dentition absent, 2) bones green in life, 3) anterior ½ of the parietal peritoneum is white, 4) color in life (dorsally) is green with flecks of dark green and cream, 5) dorsal skin finely granular with many small tubercles and wrinkles, 6) prominent ulnar and tarsal folds, 7) humeral spine medium sized, curved posteriorly, 8) bottom ¾ of tympanum visible. Adults are medium sized, males reach a length of 23.6-26.7mm SVL; head as wide as body, where head width is 33.1-36.5% SVL; distance from nostril to anterior portion of eye is 54.5-63.3% of the diameter of the eye; diameter of the eye is 37.2-41.0% length of head; humeral spine visible externally and angled 35º; length of tibia is 55.0-61.3% SVL; ankles can reach anterior portion of snout when adpressed anteriorly.
Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Colombia
Known from the eastern slope of the Cordillera Central in the department of Hiula, county of San José de Isnos between 1980 and 2190m. Type locality is at the department of Huila, county of San José de Isnos, 1 Km. NW Isnos, eastern slope of the Cordillera Central, 1° 57´ Latitude N, 76° 15´ W de Greenwich, 2190 m
Possible reasons for amphibian decline
General habitat alteration and loss
Ruiz-Carranza, P.M. and Lynch, J.D. (1995). ''Ranas Centrolenidae de Colombia VIII: Cuatro nuevas especies de Centrolene de la Cordillera Central.'' Lozania, (65), 1-16.
Written by Raul E. Diaz (lissamphibia AT gmail.com), Assistant/student
First submitted 2002-12-22
Edited by Raul E. Diaz (2003-01-05)
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