Anomaloglossus Grant, Frost, Caldwell, Gagliardo, Haddad, Kok, Means, Noonan, Schargel, and Wheeler, 2006

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Dendrobatoidea > Family: Aromobatidae > Subfamily: Anomaloglossinae > Genus: Anomaloglossus
32 species

Anomaloglossus Grant, Frost, Caldwell, Gagliardo, Haddad, Kok, Means, Noonan, Schargel, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 299: 158. Type species: Colostethus beebei Noble, 1923, by original designation.

English Names

None noted.


Pantepuis (Venezuela, Guyana, Brazil) and lowlands of the Guiana Shield (Northern Pará, Amapá, Suriname, French Guiana). 


Vacher, Kok, Rodrigues, Lima, Lorenzini, Martinez, Fallet, Courtois, Blanc, Gaucher, Dewynter, Jairam, Ouboter, Thébaud, and Fouquet, 2017, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 112: 158–173, discussed on the basis of molecular phylogenetics the cryptic diversity in the genus, its biogeography, and life history. They delimited an Anomaloglossus degranvillei group (Anomaloglossus surinamensis, Anomaloglossus degranvillei, and 6 unnamed species) and the Anomaloglossus stepheni group (Anomaloglossus apiau, Anomaloglossus baeobatrachus, Anomaloglossus leopardus, Anomaloglossus stepheni, and 6 unnamed species).  Grant, Rada, Anganoy-Criollo, Batista, Dias, Jeckel, Machado, and Rueda-Almonacid, 2017, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 12 (Special Issue): 1–90, provided an extensive phylogenetic analysis and discussion recognizing three species groups, Anomaloglossus stepheni group (Anomaloglossus apiau, Anomaloglossus baeobatrachus, Anomaloglossus degranvillei, Anomaloglossus stepheni), Anomaloglossus megacephalus group (Anomaloglossus megacephalus, Anomaloglossus verbeeksnyderorum, Anomaloglossus wothuja), Anomaloglossus beebei group (Anomaloglossus beebei, Anomaloglossus kaiei, Anomaloglossus praderioi, Anomaloglossus roraima, Anomaloglossus rufulus), with a few species (Anomaloglossus tamacuarensis, Anomaloglossus tepuyensis) placed phylogenetically but not placed in a species group. Fouquet, Jairam, Ouboter, and Kok, 2020, Zootaxa, 4820: 147–164, discussed phylogenetics of the Anomaloglossus stepheni group, noting at least two unnamed species. Vacher, Kok, Rodrigues, Lima, Hrbek, Werneck, Manzi, Thébaud, and Fouquet, 2024, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 192 (108008): 1–9, reported on molecular phylogenetics, biogeography, and evolution of life histories. 

Contained taxa (32 sp.):

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