Allobates granti (Kok, MacCulloch, Gaucher, Poelman, Bourne, Lathrop, and Lenglet, 2006)

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

Colostethus granti Kok, MacCulloch, Gaucher, Poelman, Bourne, Lathrop, and Lenglet, 2006, Phyllomedusa, 5: 46. Holotype: IRSNB 1932, by original designation. Type locality: "Montagne Belvédère, ca. 7 km SE from the village of Saül, French Guiana, 3° 37′ N, 53° 1′ W, elevation ca. 250 m.".

Allobates grantiFrost, 2007, Amph. Spec. World, vers. 5.0; new combination by implication of revision provided by Grant, Frost, Caldwell, Gagliardo, Haddad, Kok, Means, Noonan, Schargel, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 299: 1-266.

English Names

Black-flanked Poison Frog (Ouboter and Jairam, 2012, Amph. Suriname: 24).


Central and southern French Guiana and Surinam at elevations of 100–730 m; expected in adjacent Surinam and Brazil but seemingly absent from northern Amapá, Brazil. 


Confused with Anomaloglossus beebei and Allobates marchesianus prior to its description. See account for Surinam population by Ouboter and Jairam, 2012, Amph. Suriname: 24-26, who noted that the Surinam populations have a different call than the populations in Guyana, suggested the need for further study. Fouquet, Vidal, and Dewynter, 2019, Zoosystema, 41: 367, reported the species from the Mitaraka Massif in southwestern French Guiana, on the border with Amapá, Brazil (but noting its absence there). 

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