AmphibiaWeb - Centrolene solitaria


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Centrolene solitaria (Ruiz-Carranza & Lynch, 1991)
family: Centrolenidae
subfamily: Centroleninae
genus: Centrolene
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Endangered (EN)
National Status None
Regional Status None


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Member of the Cochranella granulosa group with the following combination of characters: 1) vomerine dentition present, 2) green bones in life, 3) dorsal color in life is pale green with white flecks and dark green spotting, 4) white stripe on lip, 5) white tubercles on border of forearm, feet and cloaca, 6) snout blunt and rounded when viewed dorsally, 7) dorsal skin finely granulated and small warts which coincide with the white spots, 8) forearm, hand, ankle, and foot bordered with short tubercles Males small, 19.3mm SVL; nostril to anterior of eye is 69% of the eyes diameter; nostrils oriented anterolaterally and positioned anteriorly close to tip of snout; diameter of eye is 38.9% SVL; supratympanic fold not visible; tympanum diameter is 52.4% diameter of eye; vomerine teeth elliptical and positioned between choanae; vocal sac medial, subgular, and large; humeral spine absent. Length of tibia is 61.1% of SVL; ankles barely make contact when both hindlimbs are adpressed anteriorly; iris cream colored with horizontal stripe; pupil surrounded by orange ring.

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Colombia

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Only known to occur from its type locality at the department of Caquetá, county of Florencia, Tarqui path, 39.3 km northwest through the road above Florencia, on the eastern slope of the Cordillera Oriental, 1º 48’ Latitude N, 75º 40’ W of Greenwich at 1410m.

Possible reasons for amphibian decline

General habitat alteration and loss


Ruiz-Carranza, P.M. and Lynch, J.D. (1991). ''Ranas Centrolenidae de Colombia III: Nuevas especies de Cochranella del grupo granulosa.'' Lozania, (59), 1-18.

Originally submitted by: Raul E. Diaz (first posted 2002-12-22)
Edited by: Raul E. Diaz (2003-01-05)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2003 Centrolene solitaria <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Jun 22, 2024.

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