Mannophryne cordilleriana La Marca, 1994

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

Mannophryne cordilleriana La Marca, 1994, Publ. Asoc. Amigos Doñana, 4: 515. Holotype: ULABG 763, by original designation. Type locality: "Presa Hidráulica José Antonio Páez, 1600 m, near La Mutisús, on road Santo Domingo-Barinas, Estado Mérida, Venezuela".

English Names

None noted.


Restricted to the basins of the Santo Domingo and Calderas rivers in the eastern versant of the Cordillera de Mérida in the Venezuelan Andes, states of Mérida Barinas, Venezuela, 1300–1950 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Venezuela

Endemic: Venezuela


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: 232. Barrio-Amorós, Santos, and Molina, 2010, Phyllomedusa, 9: 3–35, reported on range, providing an extension to Calderas, Barinas, Venezuela. 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 and literature.

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