Allobates mandelorum (Schmidt, 1932)

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

Phyllobates mandelorum Schmidt, 1932, Field Mus. Nat. Hist. Publ., Zool. Ser., 18: 160. Holotype: FMNH 17788, by original designation. Type locality: "camp at altitude of 8,000 feet [2630 m] on Mount Turumiquire, [Estados Sucre and Monagas,] Venezuela".

Prostherapis trinitatus mandelorumRivero, 1961, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 126: 160.

Prostherapis mandelorumDonoso-Barros, 1966, Publ. Ocas. Mus. Nac. Hist. Nat. Santiago de Chile, 11: 29.

Colostethus mandelorumEdwards, 1971, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 84: 148; Edwards, 1974, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 30: 2; Rivero, 1984 "1982", Mem. Soc. Cienc. Nat. La Salle, 42: 9–16.

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

English Names

Mount Turumiquire Rocket Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 49).


Endemic to Macizo de Turimiquire, a mountain in the Cordillera de la Costa Oriental, between Monagas and Sucre states , eastern Venezuela, 1900–2630 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Venezuela

Endemic: Venezuela


See account by Rivero, 1984 "1982", Mem. Soc. Cienc. Nat. La Salle, 42: 9–16; and discussion by La Marca, 1993, Bull. Maryland Herpetol. Soc., 29: 4–19 (who documented that its relationships were not among the collared group—now Mannophryne), and Hardy, 1984, Bull. Maryland Herpetol. Soc., 20: 109–111. Not assigned to species group by Rivero, 1990 "1988", Mem. Soc. Cienc. Nat. La Salle, 48: 3–32. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Colostethus mandelorum) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 224. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 34, for comments on range, possible extinction, taxonomy (suggesting its generic placement is arguable), and literature.

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