Ameerega rubriventris (Lötters, Debold, Henle, Glaw, and Kneller, 1997)

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

Epipedobates rubriventris Lötters, Debold, Henle, Glaw, and Kneller, 1997, Herpetofauna, Weinstadt, 19: 26. Holotype: ZFMK 64838, by original designation. Type locality: "Strassenrand der Carretera Central F. Basadre von Tingo María nach Pucallpa, ca. 3 km oberhalb des Ortes Prebisto, Tal des Río Prebisto, Am Osthang der Cordillera Azul, etwa 550 m NN, Departamento Ucayali, Perú".

Epipedobates hahneli rubriventrisSchulte, 1999, Pfeilgiftfrösche: 235. this rejected by Lötters and Vences, 2001 "2000", Salamandra, 36: 247.

Ameerega rubriventrisFrost, 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.


Eastern versant of the Cordillera Azul, Departamento Ucayali, Peru.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Peru

Endemic: Peru


Lötters, Jungfer, Henkel, and Schmidt, 2007, Poison Frogs: 374-365, provided an account and placed this species in their Ameerega picta group. Brown, Siu-Ting, von May, Twomey, Guillory, Deutsch, and Chávez, 2019, Zootaxa, 4712: 211–235, mapped the species and included it in their Ameerega rubriventris complex. 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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