Centrolene

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Centrolene
Centrolene antioquiense.jpg
Centrolene antioquiense
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Centrolenidae
Subfamily: Centroleninae
Genus: Centrolene
Jiménez de la Espada, 1872
Species

About 26, see text

Synonyms

Centrolenella Noble, 1920

Centrolene is a genus of glass frogs in the family Centrolenidae.[1] The adult males are characterized by having a humeral spine, as most members of this family. The delimitation of this genus versus Cochranella is not fully resolved, and some species formerly in Centrolenella — which is nowadays synonymized with Centrolene — are now in Hyalinobatrachium.

The genus is known as "giant glass frogs".[1] But this is merely relative to the rest of their family, which contains numerous extremely diminutive species.

Species[edit]

As of 2014, the genus contains 26 species:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Centrolene Jiménez de la Espada, 1872". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 29 March 2014.