Allobates tapajos Lima, Simões, and Kaefer, 2015

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

Allobates tapajos Lima, Simões, and Kaefer, 2015, Zootaxa, 3980: 504. Holotype: INPA-H 34425, by original designation. Type locality: "Parque Nacional da Amazônia, Municipality of Itaituba, on the western margin of the Tapajós River, a southern tributary of the Amazon River (04°28’13.76” S; 56°17’04.60” W; elevation 132 m a.s.l.), in Pará State, Brazil. The type locality is 52 km southwest of the city of Itaituba on BR-230 road (Rodovia Transamazônica). The specimen was collected near a stream, 100 m from the station named “Base 1”, near the park’s main gateway." Zoological publication registration:8595F3B5-57B0-4194-935E-808384B1015C

English Names

None noted. 


Tapajós River basin, in terra-firme rainforests on both banks of the river's middle and lower course, southern part of Pará State, Brazil; with similar but unnamed mtDNA lineages found in southern French Guiana, southern Suriname, and in Brazil as far south and west as northern Rondônia. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Likely/Controversially Present: French Guiana, Suriname


The advertisement call was detailed in the original publication. Fouquet, Vidal, and Dewynter, 2019, Zoosystema, 41: 367, reported a likely unnamed species from the Mitaraka Massif, southwestern French Guiana, as Allobates aff. tapajosRéjaud, Rodrigues, Crawford, Castroviejo-Fisher, Jaramillo-Martinez, Chaparro, Glaw, Gagliardi-Urrutia, Moravec, De la Riva, Pérez-Peña, Lima, Werneck, Hrbek, Ron, Ernst, Kok, Driskell, Chave, and Fouquet, 2020, J. Biogeograph., 47: 2472–2482, noted that this nominal taxon is associated with several unnamed cryptic species. Taucce, Costa-Campos, Carvalho, and Michalski, 2022, Eur. J. Taxon., 836: 96–130, reported on distribution, literature, and conservation status for Amapá, Brazil. See Fouquet, Ferrão, and Jairam, 2023, Zootaxa, 5297: 533–561 for systematics and range map of the mtDNA matrilines associated with this species.  

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