Aromobates nocturnus Myers, Paolillo-O., and Daly, 1991

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

Aromobates nocturnus Myers, Paolillo-O., and Daly, 1991, Am. Mus. Novit., 3002: 4. Holotype: AMNH 130005, by original designation. Type locality: "cloud forest at 2250 m elevation, about 2 km airline ESE Agua de Obispos, Estado Trujillo, Venezuela (9° 42′ N, 70° 05′ W)".

Aromobates aquaticus Duellman, 1993, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 21: 53. Nomen nudum. Apparent error for Aromobates nocturnus.

English Names

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


Known only from the type locality (near Agua de Obispos, Estado Trujillo, Venezuela, 2250 m elevation).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Venezuela

Endemic: Venezuela


See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 220. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 42, for comments on range, possible extinction, and literature.  Mijares-Urrutia, 1998, Rev. Biol. Tropical, 46: 119–143, characterized the larval morphology as part of a key to the tadpoles of the high elevation frogs in Venezuela. Sánchez, 2013, Zootaxa, 3637: 569–591, provided information on larval morphology. 

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