Centrolene guanacarum
family: Centrolenidae
subfamily: Centroleninae

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



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A member of the prosoblepon group with the following combination of characters: 1) vomerine dentition present, 2) bones greenish blue in life, 3) dorsal color in life is green with cream spots, 4) snout broadly rounded when viewed dorsally as well as laterally, 5) dorsal skin finely granular, 6) ulnar and tarsal folds absent, 7) humeral spine is large, triangular and curved posteriorly Adults attain a small size; males reach 20.6-22.3mm SVL. Head as wide as body and is 35.9-36.8% SVL; distance from nostril to anterior portion of eye is 55.2-60.4% diameter of eye; length of tibia is 60.3-60.7% SVL.

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Colombia


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Known from the eastern slope of the Cordillera Central of Colombia, department of Cauca, and also on the western slope in the department of Risaralda between 1800 and 1900m. Type locality at the departamento of Cauca, county of Inzá, Km. 84 highway Popayán to Inzá, Río Guanacas, quebrada afluente, Internado Indígena Río Guanacas, eastern slope of the Cordillera Central, 2° 34´ Latitude N, 76° 05´ W of Greenwich, 1800-1900 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, Assistant/student
First submitted 2002-12-22
Edited by Tate Tunstall (2004-05-06)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2004 Centrolene guanacarum <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Apr 19, 2019.

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