Ameerega flavopicta (Lutz, 1925)

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

English Names

Yellow-spotted Frog (Cochran, 1961, Living Amph. World: 86).

Lutz's Poison Frog (Walls, 1994, Jewels of the Rainforest: 25; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 50).

Yellow-painted Poison-arrow Frog (Eterovick and Sazima, 2004, Anf. Serra do Cipó: 37).


Southeastern (Minas Gerais, Goiás, north-eastern São Paulo, and Tocantíns), northern (Pará), and northeastern (Maranhão), Brazil.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


See account (as Epipedobates flavopictus) by Haddad and Martins, 1994, Herpetologica, 50: 282–295, and (as Ameerega flavopicta) by Lötters, Jungfer, Henkel, and Schmidt, 2007, Poison Frogs: 333–335, who placed this in their Ameerega picta group, and who noted a population of this species, or a closely related one, in Bolivia (now Ameerega boehmei). Eterovick and Sazima, 2004, Anf. Serra do Cipó: 37–38, provided a photograph and brief account (as Epipedobates flavopictus). Costa, Facure, and Giaretta, 2006, Biota Neotrop., 6(1: bn00506012006): 1–6, described vocalization and larval morphology. Lötters, Schmitz, Reichle, Rödder, and Quennet, 2009, Zootaxa, 2028: 22, provided a distribution map. Magrini, Facure, Giaretta, Silva, and Costa, 2010, Stud. Neotrop. Fauna Environ., 45: 89–94, reported on geographic call variation. Martins and Giaretta, 2012, Check List, 8: 502–504, provided the São Paulo, Brazil, record and commented on the range. Dias, Brandão, and Grant, 2018, Herpetologica, 74: 323–328, described larval morphology in comparison with other species of Ameerega. In the Ameerega braccata 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. Eterovick, Souza, and Sazima, 2020, Anf. Serra do Cipó: 1–292, provided an account, life history information, and an identification scheme for the Serra de Cipó, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Pezzuti, Leite, Rossa-Feres, and Garcia, 2021, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 22 (Special Issue): 1–109, described larval morphology, previous literature, and natural history. Santos, Feio, and Nomura, 2023, Biota Neotrop., 23 (3:e20231486): 1–43, characterized tadpole morphology as part of an identification key to the tadpoles of the Brazilian Cerrado.  

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