Rulyrana mcdiarmidi
family: Centrolenidae
subfamily: Centroleninae
Species Description: Cisneros-Heredia DF, Venegas PJ, Rada M, Schulte R 2008 A new species of glassfrog (Anura: Centrolenidae) from the foothill Andean forests of Ecuador and Peru. Herpetologica 64:341-353.

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Anfibios del Ecuador

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Ecuador, Peru


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from two localities in southeastern Ecuador (provinces of Morona-Santiago and Zamora-Chinchipe) and two in northeastern Peru (region of Cajamarca). It is found between 1,100-1,500 m asl (Cisneros-Heredia et al. 2008). It is possible that it may occur more widely (D. Cisneros-Heredia pers. comm. September 2009).

Habitat and Ecology

This species is found in thorn and evergreen forests. Active at night, frogs of this species can be found on rocks on the borders and in the spray zone of waterfalls (Cisneros-Heredia et al. 2008). It is thought that this species depends on well-preserved, unpolluted rivers, and that changes in hydrological patterns would likely affect its survival (D. Cisneros-Heredia pers. comm September 2009). It is presumed to breed in streams.


This is considered to be a rare species (D. Cisneros-Heredia pers. comm. September 2009).

Population Trend


Major Threats

Its habitat is threatened with destruction due to agricultural expansion, urban development, mining and water retention projects which would modify the hydrological cycles of the Cordillera Oriental (D. Cisneros-Heredia pers. comm. September 2009).

Conservation Actions

It can be found in both private and public protected areas. Additional conservation actions for this species include watershed management and protection (D. Cisneros-Heredia pers. comm. September 2009).

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.


Cisneros-Heredia, D. & Angulo, A. 2009. Rulyrana mcdiarmidi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T158475A5200698.


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