Anomaloglossus roraima (La Marca, 1997)

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

Colostethus roraima La Marca, 1997 "1996", Publ. Asoc. Amigos Doñana, 9: 38. Holotype: ULABG 4197, by original designation. Type locality: "Paso de La Muerte, a unos 60-70 m antes de la cumbre del tepuy, en el camino, "La Rama", que conduce desde su base hasta cima del Monte Roraima, Estado Bolívar, Venezuela . . . . 2.700 m s.n.m."

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

English Names

None noted.


Eastern Tepui Chain (Maringma-tepui, Yakontipu-tepui, Appokailang-tepui, Wei-Assipu-tepui, and Guadacapiapu-tepui; likely to be found in other tepuis in this chain) in western Guyana and southeastern Venezuela and mainly inhabits large bromeliads in tepui scrub and high-tepui meadows at elevations between 1860–2700 m; expected in adjacent Brazil. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Guyana, Venezuela

Likely/Controversially Present: Brazil


See Cole, Townsend, Reynolds, MacCulloch, and Lathrop, 2013, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 125: 374, for brief account and records for Guyana. Kok, Willaert, and Means, 2013, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 8:29-45, rediagnosed the species, revised its range, and reported on its call and larval morphology. Señaris, Lampo, Rojas-Runjaic, and Barrio-Amorós, 2014, Guía Ilust. Anf. Parque Nac. Canaima: 116–117, provided a photograph and a brief account for the Parque Nacional de Canaima, Venezuela. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 37, for comments on range, taxonomy, and literature. Señaris and Rojas-Runjaic, 2020, in Rull and Carnaval (eds.), Neotrop. Divers. Patterns Process.: 571–632, commented on range and conservation status in the Venezuelan Guayana.

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