Ameerega ignipedis Brown and Twomey, 2009

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

Ameerega ignipedis Brown and Twomey, 2009, Zootaxa, 2049: 5. Holotype: MUSM 24948, by original designation. Type locality: "Departamento Loreto, Peru, 17.5 km NE Contamana at the western foot of the Serranía de Contamana, 240 m elevation, 7° 11′ 55.46″ S, 74° 57′ 35.28″ W. Type locality near "El Unión", a campsite located at the confluence of a hot-water and cold-water stream."

English Names

None noted.


Known only from two localities in the Serranía de Contamana, but probably occurs more widely throughout the foothills of the Serranía de Contamana as well as other parts of the Sierra del Divisor, Departamento Loreto, Peru.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Peru

Endemic: Peru


The advertisement call was described in the original publication as well as external morphology and natural history. In the Ameerega hahneli 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. Crnobrna, Santa-Cruz Farfan, Gallegos, López-Rojas, Llanqui, Panduro Pisco, and Kelsen Arbaiza, 2023, Check List, 19: 441, provided a record from Ucayali Department, central-eastern Peru.

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