Mannophryne collaris (Boulenger, 1912)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Dendrobatoidea > Family: Aromobatidae > Subfamily: Aromobatinae > Genus: Mannophryne > Species: Mannophryne collaris

Hylixalus collaris Boulenger, 1912, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 8, 10: 190. Syntypes: BMNH 1947.2.14.29–42; BMNH 1947.2.14.42 designated lectotype by La Marca, 1994, Publ. Asoc. Amigos Doñana, 4: 7. Type locality: "Merida, 5200 feet [1585 m], and Rio Albireggas [= Albarregas], 11,300 feet [3444 m], [Estado Mérida,] Venezuela". Incorrect subsequent spelling of generic name.

Hyloxalus collarisLutz, 1927, Mem. Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, 20: 40.

Prostherapis collaris —Dunn In Savage, 1968, Copeia, 1968: 6, by implication; Rivero, 1961, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 126: 154.

Colostethus collarisEdwards, 1971, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 84: 148.

Mannophryne collarisLa Marca, 1992, Cuad. Geograf., Mérida, 9: 32; La Marca, 1994, Publ. Asoc. Amigos Doñana, 4: 7.

English Names

Collared Poison Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 50).


Valley of the Chama River on the western versant of the Cordillera de Mérida in the state of Mérida, Venezuela, 200–1800 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Venezuela

Endemic: Venezuela


Reviewed by Rivero, 1961, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 126: 154–155. See also Rivero, 1978 "1976", Mem. Soc. Cienc. Nat. La Salle, 35: 332–334. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 231. Barrio-Amorós, Santos, and Molina, 2010, Phyllomedusa, 9: 3–35, reported on range, call, conservation status, and provided a photograph. Sánchez, 2013, Zootaxa, 3637: 569–591, provided information on larval morphology. Rojas-Runjaic, Matta-Pereira, and La Marca, 2018, Zootaxa, 4461: 451–476, refined the range and distinguished this species from other members of Mannophryne. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 44, for comments on range, taxonomy, and literature.

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