Nymphargus mariae (Duellman & Toft, 1979)
María’s Glassfrog, Rana de Cristal de María
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In life, the color is a parrot-green dorsal ground color with yellow-green spots, flecks, and interorbital bar and dark green reticular markings on the dorsum of the limbs. The eye is a light blue-green with a transverse green-brown bar running from the medial corner of ht eey, through the iris to the lateral corner of the eye.
Originally described in the genus Centrolenella, until Duellman and Schulte (1993) moved it to Centrolene and later changed the specific epithet from C. puyoensis to C. puyoense due to gender disagreement. In 2009, it was synonomized with Nymphargus mariae (Guayasamin et al 2009).
Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Ecuador, Peru
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Possible reasons for amphibian decline
General habitat alteration and loss
Duellman, W.E., Schulte, R. (1993). "New species of centrolenid frogs from northern Peru." Occasional Papers of the Museum of Natural History, The University of Kansas, 155, 1-33.
Flores, G., and McDiarmid, R.W. (1989). ''Two new species of South American Centrolenella (Anura: Centrolenidae) related to C. mariae.'' Herpetologica, 45(4), 401-411.
Guayasamin, J. M., Castroviejo-Fisher, S., Trueb, L., Ayarzaguena, J., Rada, M., Vila, C. (2009). ''Phylogenetic systematics of glassfrogs (Amphibia: Centrolenidae) and their sister taxon Allophryne ruthveni.'' Zootaxa, 2100, 1-97.
Originally submitted by: Raul E. Diaz (first posted 2014-08-07)
Edited by: Michelle Koo (2023-03-08)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2023 Nymphargus mariae: María’s Glassfrog <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/1733> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Mar 20, 2023.
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