Allobates zaparo (Silverstone, 1976)

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

English Names

Zaparo's Poison Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 50).

Sanguine Poison-arrow Frog (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 50).

Sanguine Poison Frog (Walls, 1994, Jewels of the Rainforest: 26; CITES).


Dense forests of the Napo and Pastaza drainages of Ecuador (Napo, Orellana, Pastaza, and Morona Santiago provinces), east of the Andes, at 200 to 1000 m elevation, extending to adjacent Peru; southern Cordillera Oriental of Peru.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ecuador, Peru


In the former Epipedobates femoralis group prior to its transfer to Allobates by Vences, Kosuch, Boistel, Haddad, La Marca, and Lötters, 2003, Organisms Divers. Evol., 3: 215). See Schulte, 1987, Sauria, Berlin, 9: 17–18, for southern Peruvian record. Rodríguez and Duellman, 1994, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 22: 20, provided a brief account as Epipeobates zaparoSchulte, 1999, Pfeilgiftfrösche: 214–216, and Lötters, Jungfer, Henkel, and Schmidt, 2007, Poison Frogs: 314–315, provided accounts.

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