Allobates insperatus (Morales, 2002)

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

Colostethus insperatus Morales, 2002 "2000", Publ. Asoc. Amigos Doñana, 13: 32. Holotype: KU 146206, by original designation. Type locality: "Santa Cecilia, 340 msnm, Napo, Ecuador".

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

English Names

None noted.


Lower Amazonian slopes from central Caquetá Province of southern Colombia through eastern Ecuador (Napo, Orellana, Pastaza, and Sucumbíos provinces) to northwestern Peru. See comment. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia, Ecuador, Peru


In the Colostethus trilineatus group, and previously confused with Colostethus marchesianus (now Allobates marchesianus), according to the original publication. Venegas and Gagliardi-Urrutia, 2013, in Pitman et al. (eds.), Rapid Biol. Social Invent. Rep. 25: 112, reported the species from Peru. Medina-Rangel, Thompson, Ruiz-Valderrama, Fajardo Muñoz, Lombana Lugo, Londoño-Guarnizo, Moquena Carbajal, Ríos Rosero, Sánchez Pamo, and Sánchez, 2019, in Pitman et al. (eds.), Bajo Caguán–Caquetá, Rapid Invent. 30: 400, noted Allobates aff. insperatus from Caquetá, Colombia. Gagliardi-Urrutia, García Dávila, Jaramillo-Martinez, Rojas-Padilla, Rios-Alva, Aguilar-Manihuari, Pérez-Peña, Castroviejo-Fisher, Simões, Estivals, Guillen Huaman, Castro Ruiz, Angulo Chávez, Mariac, Duponchelle, and Renno, 2022, Anf. Loreto: 34–35, provided a brief account and genetic barcode for Allobates aff. insperatus from central Loreto, Peru. 

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