Mannophryne yustizi (La Marca, 1989)

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

Colostethus yustizi La Marca, 1989, Amphibia-Reptilia, 10: 176. Holotype: CVULA IV-2842, by original designation. Type locality: "14 km SSE Sanare, on stream along road Sanare-Parque Nacional Yacambú, 1475 m, (ca. 9° 43′ N; 69° 39′ W), Distrito Jiménez, Estado Lara, Venezuela".

Mannophryne yustiziLa Marca, 1992, Cuad. Geograf., Mérida, 9: 32; La Marca, 1994, Publ. Asoc. Amigos Doñana, 4: 58.

English Names

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


Known only from the vicinity of the type locality (14 km south-southeast of Sanare) in Yacambú and Terepaima National Parks, Sierra de Portuguesa, in the northernmost portion of the eastern versant of the Cordillera de Mérida in the Venezuelan Andes, Lara, Venezuela, 1200-1800 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: 234. Rojas-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): 48, for comments on range and literature.

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