Aromobates mayorgai (Rivero, 1980)

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

Colostethus mayorgai Rivero, 1980 "1978", Mem. Soc. Cienc. Nat. La Salle, 38: 100. Holotype: UPRM 5160, by original designation. Type locality: "El Chorotal (El Sineral), Carr. Mérida a La Azulita, 1800 m, Edo. Mérida, Venezuela".

Nephelobates mayorgaiLa Marca, 1994, Inst. Geograf. Fac. Cienc. Forestal., Univ. Los Andes, An. Invest., 1991: 40.

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

English Names

Mayorga Rocket Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 49).


Several localities within Mérida state in high elevation cloud forest on the road from Mérida to La Azulita, Venezuela, 793–2400 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 haydeeae) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 235. La Marca and Otero-López, 2012, Herpetotropicos, Mérida, 7: 55-74, rediagnosed the species and provided an account. 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): 42, for comments on range, likely extinction, and literature. 

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