Anomaloglossus tepuyensis (La Marca, 1997)

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

Colostethus tepuyensis La Marca, 1997 "1996", Publ. Asoc. Amigos Doñana, 9: 49. Holotype: ULABG 2557, by original designation. Type locality: "entre Danto y Piñón, a casi una hora caminando desde Danto, en el trayecto desde Kamarate hasta las laderas del Auyantepui, Estado Bolívar, Venezuela, 1.650 m s.n.m."

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

English Names

None noted.


Auyantepui region, southeastern Venezuela, 390 to 1850 m elevation. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Venezuela

Endemic: Venezuela


La Marca, Señaris, and Molina, 2002, Herpetol. Rev., 33: 219, provided a range extension and commented on the range. Myers and Donnelly, 2008, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 308: 30–45, provided an account and compared the holotype description with their material, and noted some differences. Sánchez, 2013, Zootaxa, 3637: 569–591, provided information on larval morphology. Señaris, Lampo, Rojas-Runjaic, and Barrio-Amorós, 2014, Guía Ilust. Anf. Parque Nac. Canaima: 120–121, 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): 39, 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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