Anomaloglossus degranvillei (Lescure, 1975)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Dendrobatoidea > Family: Aromobatidae > Subfamily: Anomaloglossinae > Genus: Anomaloglossus > Species: Anomaloglossus degranvillei

Colostethus degranvillei Lescure, 1975, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 3, Zool., 293: 413. Holotype: MNHNP 1973.1655, by original designation. Type locality: "monts Atachi-Bacca, (Guyane française) près du camp III (3° 34′ N, 53° 55′ W; 360 m)", French Guiana.

Anomaloglossus degranvilleiGrant, Frost, Caldwell, Gagliardo, Haddad, Kok, Means, Noonan, Schargel, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 299: 158.

English Names

Degranville's Rocket Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 48).


Known from the type locality at >400 m elevation and from the foot of Mont Galbao near Saül, at >300 m elevation, French Guiana, thus likely to occur between these two localities in the Inini massif that reaches >800 m elevation. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: French Guiana

Endemic: French Guiana


Prior to the revision of Grant, Frost, Caldwell, Gagliardo, Haddad, Kok, Means, Noonan, Schargel, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 299, this species was considered by Rivero, 1990 "1988", Mem. Soc. Cienc. Nat. La Salle, 48: 3-32, to be in his Colostethus fuliginosus group (Group VI). Lescure and Marty, 2000, Collect. Patrimoines Nat., Paris, 45: 86-86, provided a brief account and photo. Fouquet, Gilles, Vences, Marty, Blanc, and Gemmell, 2007, PLoS One, 10 (e1109): 1–10, provided molecular evidence that this is a species complex. See comment by Ouboter and Jairam, 2012, Amph. Suriname: 334, regarding range.  In the Anomaloglossus degranvillei group of Vacher, Kok, Rodrigues, Lima, Lorenzini, Martinez, Fallet, Courtois, Blanc, Gaucher, Dewynter, Jairam, Ouboter, Thébaud, and Fouquet, 2017, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 112: 158–173, who redelimited the range, excluding cryptic species. Fouquet, Vacher, Courtois, Villette, Reizine, Gaucher, Jairam, Ouboter, and Kok, 2018, Zootaxa, 4379: 13–14, rediagnosed the species. 

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