Ameerega pongoensis (Schulte, 1999)

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

Epipedobates pongoensis Schulte, 1999, Pfeilgiftfrösche: 202. Holotype: R. Schulte Collection BE 24 H, to be deposited in the MUSM, according to the original publication. Type locality: "Pongo de Aguirre, Rio Huallaga-Canyon zwischen Chazuta und Leticia, Region San Martin, Nord-Ost-Peru. Ca. 220 m N.N.".

Ameerega pongoensisFrost, 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

None noted.


Known only from the type locality (Pongo de Aguirre, between Chazuta and Leticia, Amazonas, Peru, 220 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Peru

Endemic: Peru


Lötters, Jungfer, Henkel, and Schmidt, 2007, Poison Frogs: 360-361, provided an account and placed this species in their Ameerega picta group. 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.

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