Ameerega planipaleae (Morales and Velazco, 1998)

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

Epipedobates planipaleae Morales and Velazco, 1998, Amphibia-Reptilia, 19: 370. Holotype: MUSM 16542, by original designation. Type locality: "quebrada Llamaquizú; a 6 km del pueblo de Oxapampa; 10° 39′ S, 75° 27′ W aprox.; 2,010 m de altitud; ladera occidental del Parque Nacional Yanachaga-Chemillen; provincia de Oxapampa; Pasco, Perú".

Ameerega planipaleaeFrost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 130, by implication; Grant, Frost, Caldwell, Gagliardo, Haddad, Kok, Means, Noonan, Schargel, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 299: 164.

English Names

Oxapampa Poison Frog (Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 231).


Region of the town of Oxapampa, Pasco, Peru, ca. 2010 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Peru

Endemic: Peru


Lötters, Jungfer, Henkel, and Schmidt, 2007, Poison Frogs: 359, provided an account and placed this species in their Ameerega picta group. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Epipedobates planipaleae) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 231. Medina-Müller and Chávez, 2008 "2007", Herpetotropicos, Mérida, 4: 64, reported on geographic variation at the type locality. In the Ameerega macero 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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