Allobates sumtuosus (Morales, 2002)

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

Colostethus sumtuosus Morales, 2002 "2000", Publ. Asoc. Amigos Doñana, 13: 38. Holotype: USNM 303591, by original designation. Type locality: "Igarape Jacare, por encima del Lago Jacare, Reserva Biológica Río Trombetas, Estado de Pará, Brasil".

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

Allobates spumaponens Kok and Ernst, 2007, Zootaxa, 1555: 21. Holotype: SMNS 12511, by original designation. Type locality: "Mabura Hill Forest Reserve, Upper Demerara-Berbice Region, Guyana (5°09′ N, 58°41′ W, elevation ca. 100 m)." Synonymy by Simões, Kaefer, Farias, and Lima, 2013, Zootaxa, 3746: 401. 

English Names

None noted. 


Drainage of the north bank of the Amazon in Pará, Brazil, and far upstream in Loreto, Peru, as well as Mabura Hill Forest Reserve in central Guyana; possibly into adjacent Colombia and in other intervening areas of Brazil; reported from the Sipaliwini Nature Reserve, southern Suriname. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil, Guyana, Peru, Suriname


In the Colostethus trilineatus group according to the original publication. See comment under AllobatesHero, 1990, Amazoniana, 11: 201–262, described larval morphology. Simões and Lima, 2012, Zootaxa, 3499: 86–88, described the larvae. Simões, Kaefer, Farias, and Lima, 2013, Zootaxa, 3746: 401–421, discussed the diagnosis, advertisement call, and range of the species. Avila-Pires, Hoogmoed, and Rocha, 2010, Bol. Mus. Parense Emilio Goeldi, Cienc. Nat., 5: 65, reported the species (as Allobates spumaponens) from northern Pará, Brazil. Simões and Lima, 2012, Zootaxa, 3499: 86–88, described larval morphology (as Allobates sumtuosus). See Cole, Townsend, Reynolds, MacCulloch, and Lathrop, 2013, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 125: 370–578, for brief account and records for Guyana (as Allobates spumaponens).  Fouquet, Vacher, Kadosoe, Jairam, and Ouboter, 2015, Herpetol. Notes, 8: 63–68, reported the species from the Sipaliwini Nature Reserve, southern Suriname. Motta, Menin, Almeida, and Hrbek, 2018, Zootaxa, 4438: 79–104, on the basis of 16S rRNA sequence divergence suggested that this nominal species is composed of at least two species, one in central Amazonia and the other in Pará. Schiesari, Rossa-Feres, Menin, and Hödl, 2022, Zootaxa, 5223: 25–27, detailed larval and metamorph morphology and natural history. 

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