Allobates ranoides (Boulenger, 1918)

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

English Names

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


Lower slopes of the Cordillera Oriental in Meta Department, southeastern Colombia, 100–400 m.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


Removed from the synonymy of Colostethus brunneus by Silverstone, 1971, Contrib. Sci. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 215: 7. Prior to the revision of Grant, Frost, Caldwell, Gagliardo, Haddad, Kok, Means, Noonan, Schargel, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 299, placed in the Colostethus brunneus group (Group II) of Rivero, 1990 "1988", Mem. Soc. Cienc. Nat. La Salle, 48: 3–32, or the Colostethus subpunctatus group of Rivero and Serna, 1989 "1988", Caribb. J. Sci., 24: 137–154. Acosta-Galvis and Rueda-Almonacid, 2004, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Libro Rojo Anf. Colombia: 147–150, provided a brief account and map. Lynch, 2006, Caldasia, 28: 139, suggested that this species may be extinct. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Colostethus ranoides) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 225. Santos, Coloma, Summers, Caldwell, Ree, and Cannatella, 2009, PLoS Biol., 7(3: e1000056): 1–14, identified their sample of this species as belonging to Hyloxalus; this requires verification. Páez-Vacas, Coloma, and Santos, 2010, Zootaxa, 2711: 69, referred this TNHC specimen as Hyloxalus sp.

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