AmphibiaWeb - Nymphargus luteopunctatus


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Nymphargus luteopunctatus (Ruiz-Carranza & Lynch, 1996)
family: Centrolenidae
subfamily: Centroleninae
genus: Nymphargus
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Endangered (EN)
National Status None
Regional Status None
conservation needs Access Conservation Needs Assessment Report .


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Formerly treated as Centrolenella ilex by Lynch and Duellman (1973) , but now a member of the genus Cochranella with the following characters: 1) vomerine teeth 2-3 large, 2) bones green in life, 3) dorsal color green with yellow spots bordered by black, 4) snout rounded when viewed dorsally and truncated when viewed laterally, 5) ulnar and tarsal folds and tubercles absent, 6) humeral spine absent, 7) tympanic membrane small and only 2/3 visible Adults large, 33.1mm SVL. Head slightly wider than body and wider than it is long (head width is 32.6% SVL); nostril to eye distance is 58.7% diameter of the eye; eyes large and visible around border of snout when viewed ventrally; diameter of eye is 44.7% length of head; tympanum is 21.7% diameter of eye.

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Colombia

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Only known from its type locality at the departament of Cauca, county of El Tambo, vereda La Playa, finca `La Playa - La Primavera', western slope of the Cordillera Occidental, 2° 26. 76´ Latitude N, 77° 32. 43´ W of Greenwich, 1200 a 1500 m

Possible reasons for amphibian decline

General habitat alteration and loss


Lynch, J.D. and Duellman, W.E. (1973). ''A review of the centrolenid frogs of Ecuador, with descriptions of new species.'' Occasional Papers of the Musem of Natural History, University of Kansas, (16), 1-66.

Ruiz-Carranza, P.M. and Lynch, J.D. (1996). ''Ranas Centrolenidae de Colombia IX: Dos nuevas especies del suroeste de Colombia.'' Lozania, (68), 1-11.

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

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2003 Nymphargus luteopunctatus <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Jul 14, 2024.

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