Mannophryne larandina (Yústiz, 1991)

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

Colostethus larandinus Yústiz, 1991, Bioagro, 3: 145. Holotype: "UCLA" (presumably CVULA) 0087, by original designation. Type locality: "Hato Arriba, Distrito Morán, Sierra de Barbarcoas, 1800 m. s.n.m.", Estado Lara, Venezuela.

Mannophryne larandinaMijares-Urrutia and Arends-R., 1999, Herpetologica, 55: 111.

English Names

None noted.


Sierra de Barbacoas, northeastern limit of the Cordillera de Mérida in the Venezuelan Andes, state of Lara, Venezuela, ca. 1800 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Venezuela

Endemic: Venezuela


Barrio-Amorós, Santos, and Molina, 2010, Phyllomedusa, 9: 20, suggested that Mannophryne larandina is a likely synonym of Mannophryne yustiziRojas-Runjaic, Matta-Pereira, and La Marca, 2018, Zootaxa, 4461: 451–476, distinguished the species and refined the range. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 46, for comments on range, literature, and the possibility that this taxon may be a synonym of Mannophryne yustizi.

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