Allobates myersi (Pyburn, 1981)

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

Dendrobates myersi Pyburn, 1981, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 94: 67. Holotype: UTA A-3989, by original designation. Type locality: "near Wacará (elev. 216 m, long. 69° 53′ W, lat. 1° 08′ N), Comisaria de Vaupés, Colombia".

Epipedobates myersiMyers, 1987, Pap. Avulsos Zool., São Paulo, 36: 303.

Ameerega myersiFrost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 130, by implication.

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

English Names

Myers' Poison Frog (Walls, 1994, Jewels of the Rainforest: 25; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 50).


Rainforests of Amazonian Colombia (departments of Amazonas, Caquetá, and Vaupés), 100 to 260 m elevation; likely to be found in adjacent Brazil and northeastern Peru.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Likely/Controversially Present: Brazil, Peru

Endemic: Colombia


See account by Lötters, Jungfer, Henkel, and Schmidt, 2007, Poison Frogs: 311. The advertisement calls were described and discussed by Simões and Lima, 2011, Zootaxa, 2988: 66–68.  

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