IUCN threat status:

Vulnerable (VU)

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A small species of glassfrog, with adult females measuring 23.3-23.9 mm SVL and adult males from 19.8-22.6 mm SVL. This species exhibits the following diagnostic characters: 1) vomerine dentition present, 2) bones are pale green, 3) color in life includes white and green spots, 4) rounded snout when viewed dorsally; dorsal skin with low, rounded, white warts, 5) outer margin of the hand, forearm, tarsus, and foot bear a long, thin row of tubercles, 6) humeral spine absent, 7) tympanum large (Ruiz-Carranza and Lynch 1991). Additional characters include: head as wide as body and wider than long (head width 31.0-37.3% SVL); snout rounded in both dorsal and lateral view; distance from nostril to eye is approximately 66.7-95.0% the diameter of the eye; eyes small and do not project beyond border of snout when viewed ventrally; diameter of eye is 26.6-36.4% head length; tibial length 52.3-60.6% SVL; when hind limbs are adpressed anteriorly, the ankle lies between the anterior portion of the eye and the tip of the snout; when forelimbs are adpressed posteriorly and hind limbs adpressed anteriorly, the knees and elbows barely contact one another (Ruiz-Carranza and Lynch 1991).

This species was changed from Cochranella savagei to Centrolene savagei by Guayasamin et al. (2009) as part of an extensive revision of the systematics of the family Centrolenidae.


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