Redescripción de Cochranella megista (Rivero, 1985) y ampliación de la distribución de nueve ranas de cristal (Anura: Centrolenidae) en Colombia

  • Marco Rada Pontificia Universidad Javeriana; Conservación Internacional-Colombia & Laboratorio de Herpetología
  • Juan M. Guayasamin Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador; Escuela de Biología; Centro de Biodiversidad y Ambiente; Museo de Zoología
Keywords: Amphibia, Anura, Centrolenidae, Cochranella megista, Colombia, Glass frogs, Redescription, Distribution

Abstract

In 1980, Marco Antonio Serna collected two individuals of an unusual glassfrog from Departamento de Antioquia, Colombia. These specimens exhibit some peculiar characteristics, including a large body size. It seems that only one of these specimens was sent to Juan A. Rivero for its identification; Rivero (1985) described the species under the name of Centrolenella megistra. Herein, we redescribe and designate a neotype of Cochranella megista (Rivero, 1985). Also, we justify the change of its specific epithet "megistra" to "megista", according to the original intention of Rivero. Finally, we report new localities that extend the distributional ranges of Hyalinobatrachium fleischmanni, Centrolene andinum C. petrophilum, C. hybrida, C. buckleyi, C. quindianum, Cochranella adiazeta, C. daidalea and C. susatamai in Colombia.

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Published
2008-01-01
How to Cite
Rada, M., & Guayasamin, J. (2008). Redescripción de Cochranella megista (Rivero, 1985) y ampliación de la distribución de nueve ranas de cristal (Anura: Centrolenidae) en Colombia . Papéis Avulsos De Zoologia, 48(12), 89-101. https://doi.org/10.1590/S0031-10492008001200001
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