Ameerega pepperi Brown and Twomey, 2009

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

Ameerega pepperi Brown and Twomey, 2009, Zootaxa, 2049: 16. Holotype: MUSM26940, by original designation. Type locality: "Provincia Tocache, Departamento San Martín, Peru, 2 km NE of San Francisco, 980 m elevation, 8° 18′ 30.3″ S, 76° 40′ 37.6″ W. Found on the ground near a small waterfall."

English Names

None noted.


Throughout the upper Huallaga Valley, south of Río Huayabama (near Huicungo) to the southern border of San Martín at elevations from 380 m to approximately 1000 m elevation, 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 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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