Allobates humilis (Rivero, 1980)

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

Colostethus humilis Rivero, 1980 "1978", Mem. Soc. Cienc. Nat. La Salle, 38: 105. Holotype: UPRM 3526, by original designation. Type locality: "Boconó (Laguneta artificial del Ministerio de Agricultura), Edo. Trujillo, Venezuela, 1470 m".

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

English Names

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


Montane forest and cloud forest on the eastern foothills of the eastern slopes of Venezuelan Andes, in Trujillo and Barinas States, 1100–1470 m elevation. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Venezuela

Endemic: Venezuela


Related to Allobates brunneus and Allobates marchesianus (both as Colostethus) according to the original publication. La Marca, 1992, Cuad. Geograf., Mérida, 9: 27, noted that the holotype is recently transformed and is difficult to evaluate. Not assigned to species group by Rivero, 1990 "1988", Mem. Soc. Cienc. Nat. La Salle, 48: 3-32. La Marca, Vences, and Lötters, 2002, Stud. Neotrop. Fauna Environ., 37: 233-240, redescribed the species and discussed its relationships. Barrio-Amorós and Garcia-Porta, 2003, Herpetol. Rev., 34: 380, provided the Táchira, Venezuela, record, although this was subsequently referred to Allobates algorei by Barrio-Amorós and Santos, 2009, Phyllomedusa, 8: 89–104. Barrio-Amorós, 2004, Rev. Ecol. Lat. Am., 9: 7, reported on distribution and relevant literature. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Colostethus humilis) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 223. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 34, for comments on range, taxonomy, and literature.

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