Ameerega simulans (Myers, Rodriguez, and Icochea, 1998)

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

Epipedobates simulans Myers, Rodríguez, and Icochea, 1998, Am. Mus. Novit., 3238: 2. Holotype: MUSM 16996, by original designation. Type locality: "on ridge along Río Távara (trib. Río Tambopata) just below confluence of Río Candamo and Río Huacamayo, about 450 m elev. (13° 31′ S, 69° 41′ W), Depto. Puno, Peru. The type locality is in the Zona Reservada Tambopata-Candamo".

Ameerega simulansFrost, 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.


Lower montane Andean forest in the upper Río Madre de Dios watershed, Departamento Puno, Peru.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Peru

Endemic: Peru


Confused with Ameerega petersi prior to description. De la Riva, Köhler, Lötters, and Reichle, 2000, Rev. Esp. Herpetol., 14: 57, and Köhler, 2000, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 48: 69, considered this species possibly to occur in Bolivia. Lötters, Jungfer, Henkel, and Schmidt, 2007, Poison Frogs: 366-367, provided an account and placed this species in their Ameerega picta group. 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.

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