Anomaloglossus megacephalus Kok, MacCulloch, Lathrop, Willaert, and Bossuyt, 2010

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

Anomaloglossus megacephalus Kok, MacCulloch, Lathrop, Willaert, and Bossuyt, 2010, Zootaxa, 2660: 20. Holotype: ISNB 1986, by original designation. Type locality: "eastern base of Mount Maringma, Cuyuni- Mazaruni District, Guyana (05° 12′ 37″ N, 060° 33′ 59″ W, 1060 m elevation)".

English Names

None noted.


Currently only known from the eastern base of Maringma Tepui, Guyana, where it occurs at 1060 m elevation in low-canopy forest, and from the northeast plateau of Mount Ayanganna, Guyana at 1490 m elevation in dense low-canopy, high-tepui forest; possibly into adjacent Venezuela.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Guyana

Endemic: Guyana


Confused with Anomaloglossus tepuyensis prior to its naming according to the original publication.  MacCulloch and Lathrop, 2009, R. Ontario Mus. Contrib. Sci., 4: 11-12, commented on specimens from the Ayanganna region, Guyana. See Cole, Townsend, Reynolds, MacCulloch, and Lathrop, 2013, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 125: 372-373, for brief account and records for Guyana. Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 39, noted that earlier records of Anomaloglossus tepuyensis from Mount Ayanganna, Guyana, refer to this species. 

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