Ameerega silverstonei (Myers and Daly, 1979)

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

Dendrobates silverstonei Myers and Daly, 1979, Am. Mus. Novit., 2674: 2. Holotype: AMNH 91844, by original designation. Type locality: "montane forest of Cordillera Azul, 1330 meters elevation, approximately 30 km airline northeast of Tingo María, Department of Huánuco, Peru. This locality lies alongside the gravel road from Tingo María to Pucallpa, about 5 km by road southwest of the road's crest at 1640 m elevation."

Epipedobates silverstoneiMyers, 1987, Pap. Avulsos Zool., São Paulo, 36: 303.

Phobobates silverstoneiZimmermann and Zimmermann, 1988, Salamandra, 24: 125-160.

Phyllobates (Pseudendrobates) silverstoneiBauer, 1988, Het Paludarium, Netherlands, November: 2.

Ameerega silverstoneiFrost, 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

Silverstone's Poison Frog (Walls, 1994, Jewels of the Rainforest: 26; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 50).


Cordillera Azul, Huánuco, Peru.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Peru

Endemic: Peru


Schulte, 1999, Pfeilgiftfrösche: 186-193, provided an account. Lötters, Jungfer, Henkel, and Schmidt, 2007, Poison Frogs: 377-379, provided an account and placed this species in their Ameerega trivittata group. 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, found this species to be the sister of all other Ameerega

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