Allobates paleovarzensis Lima, Caldwell, Biavati, and Montanarin, 2010

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

Allobates paleovarzensis Lima, Caldwell, Biavati, and Montanarin, 2010, Zootaxa, 2337: 3. Holotype: INPA-H 20904. Type locality: "municipality of Castanho, near the town of Careiro da Várzea on the southern margin of Rio Amazonas (03°22′26.3″S; 59°52′06.4″W), elevation 50 m. The type locality is 34 km S Manaus on Highway BR 319. The specimen was taken from a small remnant of paleovárzea forest along the margin of a small river, the Paraná do Castanho".

English Names

None noted.


Known from the type locality (34 km south of Manaus), but possibly extending to 50 km north of Manaus, and 40 km west of Manacapuru, Amazonas, Brazil; reported from Leticia, Amazonas, Colombia (see comment). 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil, Colombia


The report of this species from Leticia, Amazonas, Colombia, by Sánchez, 2013, Zootaxa, 3637: 585, suggests that the species has a much wider range in Amazonia than previously suspected. The advertisement call was detailed in the original publication and by Kaefer and Lima, 2012, Behavior, 148: 15–33. 

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