Nymphargus

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Nymphargus
Nymphargus rosada03.jpg
Nymphargus rosada
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Centrolenidae
Subfamily: Centroleninae
Genus: Nymphargus
Cisneros-Heredia & McDiarmid, 2007
Species

36 species

Nymphargus is a relatively newly established (2007) genus of glass frogs in subfamily Centroleninae. They are distributed in the Andean slopes of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia.[1] They are characterized by lacking webbing among the outer fingers, lacking humeral spines in adult males, and having a lobed liver covered by a transparent hepatic peritoneum.[2]

Species[edit]

Most species have been recently moved here from Cochranella.[2] As of 2014, the genus contains 36 species:[1]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Frost, 2014
  2. ^ a b Cisneros-Heredia & McDiarmid (2007)
  3. ^ Hutter & Guayasamin (2012)

References[edit]

  • Cisneros-Heredia, D.F. & McDiarmid, R.W. (2007): Revision of the characters of Centrolenidae (Amphibia: Anura: Athesphatanura), with comments on its taxonomy and the description of new taxa of glassfrogs. Zootaxa 1572: 1-82. PDF fulltext
  • Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Nymphargus Cisneros-Heredia and McDiarmid, 2007". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 30 March 2014. 
  • Hutter, C.R. & Guayasamin, J.M. (2012): A new cryptic species of glassfrog (Centrolenidae: Nymphargus) from Reserva Las Gralarias, Ecuador. Zootaxa 3257: 1-21. PDF Excerpt