Ameerega shihuemoy Serrano-Rojas, Whitworth, Villacampa-Ortega, von May, Gutiérrez, Padial, and Chaparro, 2017

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

Ameerega shihuemoy Serrano-Rojas, Whitworth, Villacampa-Ortega, von May, Gutiérrez, Padial, and Chaparro, 2017, Zootaxa, 4221: 73. Holotype: MHNC 15488, by original designation. Type locality: "near Cupudnoe river, 440 m elevation, Peru (Coordinates: 12°47′26.70″ S, 70°58′21.30″ W), Distrito Madre de Dios, Provincia Manu, Departamento Madre de Dios".  

English Names

None noted. 


Southeastern Peru (Provincia Manu, Departamento Madre de Dios) at nine localities in the transition between the montane forest and the lowlands,from 340 to 850 m elevation; 3 localities in the buffer zone of the Manu Biosphere Reserve and another 6 locations in the Amarakaeri Communal Reserve. See comment. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Peru

Endemic: Peru


 In the Ameerega simulans 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. See brief account, as Ameerega sp1 (shihuemoy) for the Manu region, Peru, by Villacampa-Ortega, Serrano-Rojas, and Whitworth, 2017, Amph. Manu Learning Cent.: 112–113, who intimate that the Manu population is an unnamed species.

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