"Prostherapis" dunni Rivero, 1961

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Dendrobatoidea > Family: Aromobatidae > Species: "Prostherapis" dunni

Prostherapis dunni Rivero, 1961, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 126: 157. Holotype: FMNH 35987, by original designation. Type locality: "above Caracas", Distrito Federal, Venezuela.

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

English Names

Dunn's Rocket Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 48).


Central portion of the Coastal Range above the Caracas region of Venezuela, 500-1520 m.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Venezuela

Endemic: Venezuela


See account by La Marca, 2004, Herpetotropicos, Mérida, 1: 19-28 (as Colostethus dunni), who considered this species to have no close relatives in Venezuela. Grant, Frost, Caldwell, Gagliardo, Haddad, Kok, Means, Noonan, Schargel, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 299: 174, could not allocate this species beyond Aromobatidae, although they considered it likely that it is a species of Aromobates. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Colostethus dunni) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 222. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 33, for comments on range, taxonomy, possible extinction, and literature.

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