Ameerega ingeri (Cochran and Goin, 1970)

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

English Names

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

Brother Niceforo's Poison-arrow Frog (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 49).


Tropical forest on the eastern slope of the Eastern Andes, in southwestern Caquetá and northern Putumayo, southeastern Colombia, at elevations of 100-400 m.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


Amézquita, Rueda-Almonacid, and Rueda-Martínez, 2004, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Libro Rojo Anf. Colombia: 346-349, provided an account and map (as Epipedobates pictus), and who considered Ameerega bilinguis (as Epipedobates) to be a synonym, without discussion. Lötters, Jungfer, Henkel, and Schmidt, 2007, Poison Frogs: 343, provided an accountand placed this species in their Ameerega picta group. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Epipedobates ingeri) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 231. See discussion of this enigmatic species by 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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