Ameerega bassleri (Melin, 1941)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Dendrobatoidea > Family: Dendrobatidae > Subfamily: Colostethinae > Genus: Ameerega > Species: Ameerega bassleri

English Names

Pleasing Poison Frog (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 49; Walls, 1994, Jewels of the Rainforest: 24; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 50).


Amazon drainage of Peru in the departments of Huánuco and San Martín, from the eastern foothills of the Andes east to the Río Huallaga, 274-1097 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Peru

Endemic: Peru


Schulte, 1999, Pfeilgiftfrösche: 180-186, provided an account. Lötters, Jungfer, Henkel, and Schmidt, 2007, Poison Frogs: 372-376, provided an account and placed this species in their Ameerega trivittata group. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status (as Epipedobates bassleri) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 614. In the Ameerega bassleri species group of Guillory, French, Twomey, Chávez, Prates, von May, De la Riva, Lötters, Reichle, Serrano-Rojas, Whitworth, and Brown, 2020, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 142 (106638): 1–13.

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