Allobates bromelicola (Test, 1956)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Dendrobatoidea > Family: Aromobatidae > Subfamily: Allobatinae > Genus: Allobates > Species: Allobates bromelicola

Phyllobates bromelicola Test, 1956, Occas. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 577: 6. Holotype: UMMZ 113027, by original designation. Type locality: "1375 m. on Pico Periquito, Rancho Grande, Estado Aragua, Venezuela".

Colostethus bromelicolaEdwards, 1971, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 84: 148.

Allobates bromelicolaGrant, Frost, Caldwell, Gagliardo, Haddad, Kok, Means, Noonan, Schargel, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 299: 162.

English Names

Coastal Rocket Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 48).


Coastal Range of Venezuela in the vicinity of Rancho Grande, state of Aragua, 1310 to 1375 m elevation. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Venezuela

Endemic: Venezuela


See Rivero, 1961, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 126: 164-166. Related to Allobates brunneus (as Phyllobates brunneus) according to the original publication, but not addressed by Morales, 2002 "2000", Publ. Asoc. Amigos Doñana, 13: 1-59, who provided accounts for species related to that species. Barrio-Amorós, 2004, Rev. Ecol. Lat. Am., 9: 7, reported on the distribution and relevant literature. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 33, for comments on range, taxonomy, and literature.

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