Allobates wayuu (Acosta-Galvis, Cuentas, and Coloma, 1999)

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

Colostethus wayuu Acosta-Galvis, Cuentas, and Coloma, 1999, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 23: 226. Holotype: ICN 43223, by original designation. Type locality: "Colombia, Departamento de la Guajira, municipio de Uribia, corregimiento de Nazareth; vertiente nororiental de la Serranía de la Macuira, Parque Nacional Natural de Macuira, quebrada 'El Chorro' 780 m s.n.m.".

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

English Names

None noted.


Known only from the vicinity of the type locality in the Serranía de la Macuira, Parque Nacional Natural de Macuira, Departamento de la Guajira, Colombia, 210–780 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


In the Colostethus inguinalis group according to the original publication. See comment under Allobates. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Colostethus wayuu) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 227.

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