Aromobates duranti (Péfaur, 1985)

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

Colostethus duranti Péfaur, 1985, J. Herpetol., 19: 321. Holotype: CVULA IV-1608, by original designation. Type locality: "Páramo de La Culata, Distrito Libertador, Estado Mérida, Venezuela, 2880 m".

Nephelobates durantiLa Marca, 1997, Tropical Zool., 10: 133.

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

English Names

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


Páramo and subpáramo in the vicinity of La Culata in the Venezuelan Andes, 2600 to 3000 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Venezuela

Endemic: Venezuela


Barrio-Amorós, 2004, Rev. Ecol. Lat. Am., 9: 7, reported on distribution and relevant literature. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Nephelobates duranti) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 234. Sánchez, 2013, Zootaxa, 3637: 569–591, provided information on larval morphology. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 40, for comments on range, taxonomy, and literature. 

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