Aromobates serranus (Péfaur, 1985)

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

Colostethus serranus Péfaur, 1985, J. Herpetol., 19: 324. Holotype: CVULA IV-2847, by original designation. Type locality: "via El Morro, Distrito Libertador, Estado Mérida, Venezuela, 2300 m".

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

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

English Names

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


Known only from the vicinity of the type locality (Via El Morro, Distrito Libertador, Mérida, Venezuela), at 1800 to 2300 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Venezuela

Endemic: Venezuela


See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Nephelobates serranus) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 236. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 44, for comments on range and literature.

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