Hyalinobatrachium talamancae (Taylor, 1952)

Talamanca glass frog



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Centrolenella talamancae (Taylor, 1952); Cochranella talamancae Taylor, 1952


Conservation Status

Last record: 1952

Rediscovered in 2001

IUCN RedList status: Least Concern



Costa Rica & Panama


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Taylor, E. H. (1952). A review of the frogs and toads of Costa Rica. University of Kansas Science Bulletin 35: 577-942.

Other references:

Crawford AJ, Lips KR, Bermingham E. 2010. Epidemic disease decimates amphibian abundance, species diversity, and evolutionary history in the highlands of central Panama. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences doi: 10.1073/pnas.0914115107.

Ibáñez, R., Jaramillo, F. and Jaramillo, C. 1999. Ampliación del ámbito de distribución y descripción del renacuajo de la rana de cristal Hyalinobatrachium aureoguttatum (Anura: Centrolenidae). Revista de la Academia Colombiana de Ciencias Exactas Físicas y Naturales: 293-298.

Ibáñez, R., Solís, F., Jaramillo, C. and Rand, S. 2000. An overwiew of the herpetology of Panama. In: J.D. Johnson, R.G. Webb and O.A. Flores-Villela (eds), Mesoamerican Herpetology: Systematics, Zoogeography and Conservation, pp. 159-170. The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas.

IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. (2015). Hyalinobatrachium talamancae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T55033A54343286. Downloaded on 12 February 2017.

Kubicki, B. 2006. Rediscovery of the green-striped glass frog Hyalinobatrachium talamancae (Anura Centrolenidae) in Costa Rica. Brenesia 66: 25-30.

Kubicki, B. 2007. Ranas de vidrio Costa Rica = Glass frogs of Costa Rica. Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad, INBio.

Kubicki, B. 2008. Amphibian diversity in Guayacan, Limon province, Costa Rica. Brenesia 69: 35-42.

Pounds, J.A., Fogden, M.P.L., Savage, J.M. and Gorman, G.C. 1997. Tests of null models for amphibian declines on a tropical mountain. Conservation Biology 11: 1307-1322.

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

Savage, J.M. 2002. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica: A Herpetofauna between two Continents, between two Seas. University of Chicago Press, Chicago.

Scheffers, Brett R., Yong, Ding Li, Harris, J. Berton C., Giam, Xingli and Sodhi, Navjot S. (2011). The world’s rediscovered species: back from the brink? PLoS ONE 6(7): e22531. [Supporting Information (Table S1)]

Young, J.E., Doody, J.S. and Seigel, R.A. 1995. Reproduction of gopher frogs (Rana capito) in southwestern Mississippi in 1994-1995, with a summary of data from 1988-1994. Unpublished report to Mississippi Museum of Natural Science.

Zamora Roda, A. A., Herrera Martínez, C. G. and Salazar, F. (2021). New localities and an elevational range extension of the Green-striped Glass Frog, Hyalinobatrachium talamancae Taylor 1952 (Anura: Centronelidae), in Costa Rica. Reptiles & Amphibians 28(3): 550-552.


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