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."

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. 


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. 

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