Cochranella resplendens

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Cochranella resplendens
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Centrolenidae
Genus: Cochranella
Species: C. resplendens
Binomial name
Cochranella resplendens
(Lynch & Duellman, 1973)
Synonyms

Centrolenella resplendens Lynch and Duellman, 1973

Cochranella resplendens is a species of frog in the Centrolenidae family. It is found in the upper Amazon Basin in southern Colombia, eastern Ecuador, and San Martín Region of northern Peru.[1][2][3][4] It is sometimes known as the resplendent Cochran frog.[2]

Description[edit]

Male measures about 27 mm (1.1 in) in snout–vent length; female size is unknown. Dorsum is green with whitish dots.[4]

Habitat and conservation[edit]

The species' natural habitats are lowland tropical primary and secondary rainforests as well as sub-Andean forests. It occurs on vegetation near running water. The eggs are laid on leaves above streams. Outside the breeding season it might inhabit the forest canopy.[1] It is a rare species[4] threatened by habitat loss and fragmentation.[1] It's rarity, however, may be an artefact caused by inadequate methods to observe it.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Diego Cisneros-Heredia (2008). "Cochranella resplendens". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 13 May 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Frost, Darrel R. (2015). "Cochranella resplendens (Lynch and Duellman, 1973)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 13 May 2015. 
  3. ^ Acosta-Galvis, A.R. (2015). "Cochranella resplendens (Lynch & Duellman, 1973)". Lista de los Anfibios de Colombia V.05.2015.0. www.batrachia.com. Retrieved 13 May 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c d Guayasamin, J. M.; Frenkel, C.; Varela-Jaramillo, A. & Ron, S. R. (2013). "Cochranella resplendens". Ron, S. R., Guayasamin, J. M., Yanez-Muñoz, M. H., Merino-Viteri, A., Ortiz, D. A. and Nicolalde, D. A. 2014. AmphibiaWebEcuador. Version 2014.0. Museo de Zoología, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador (QCAZ). Retrieved 13 May 2015.