Ameerega pulchripecta (Silverstone, 1976)

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

English Names

Silverstone's Poison Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 50).

Beautiful-breasted Poison-arrow Frog (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 49).

Blue-breasted Poison Frog (Walls, 1994, Jewels of the Rainforest: 26; CITES).

Beautiful-breasted Poison Frog (CITES).


Known only from the type locality in the Guiana region of northern Brazil, near the Rio Amapari (tributary of the Rio Araguari), 100-310 m elevation.


Lötters, Jungfer, Henkel, and Schmidt, 2007, Poison Frogs: 362-363, provided an account and placed this species in their Ameerega picta group. Costa-Campos, Lima, and Amézquita, 2016, Zootaxa, 4136: 387–389, reported on advertisement call. 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, discussed the ambiguous phylogenetic placement.  

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