Centrolene heloderma Duellman, 1981

Pichincha giant glass frog



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1996 (Colombia); March 1979 (Ecuador)

Rediscovered in 2012 or before

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Colombia & Ecuador


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Duellman, W. E. (1981). Three new species of centrolenid frogs from the Pacific versant of Ecuador and Colombia. Occasional Papers of the Museum of Natural History of the University of Kansas [volume?]: 1-9.


Other references:

Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Diego Cisneros-Heredia, Taran Grant, Wilmar Bolívar (2004). Centrolene heloderma. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. ( Downloaded on 12 February 2013.

Ruiz-Carranza, P.M. and Lynch, J.D. 1991. Ranas Centrolenidae de Colombia I. Propuesta de una nueva clasificación genérica. Lozania (Acta Zoológica colombiana) 57: 1-30.

Ruiz-Carranza, P.M., Ardila-Robayo, M.C. and Lynch, J.D. 1996. Lista actualizada de la fauna de Amphibia de Colombia. Revista de la Academia Colombiana de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales 20(77): 365-415.


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