Aromobates capurinensis (Péfaur, 1993)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Dendrobatoidea > Family: Aromobatidae > Subfamily: Aromobatinae > Genus: Aromobates > Species: Aromobates capurinensis

Colostethus capurinensis Péfaur, 1993, Alytes, 11: 88. Holotype: CVULA IV.1063, by original designation. Type locality: "below Páramo El Molino, via Canaguá, on the Sierra Nevada, 2420 m, Distrito Arzobispo Chacón, Municipio Libertad, Estado Mérida, Venezuela.

Aromobates capurinensisGrant, Frost, Caldwell, Gagliardo, Haddad, Kok, Means, Noonan, Schargel, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 299: 160.

English Names

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


Known only from the type locality in cloud forest in the Mérida Andes of Venezuela.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Venezuela

Endemic: Venezuela


 See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 40, for comments on range and literature. 

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