Colostethus inguinalis (Cope, 1868)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Dendrobatoidea > Family: Dendrobatidae > Subfamily: Colostethinae > Genus: Colostethus > Species: Colostethus inguinalis

Prostherapis inguinalis Cope, 1868, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 20: 137. Holotype: USNM 4349; see discussion by Grant, 2004, Am. Mus. Novit., 3444: 10. Type locality: "from the river Truando, [Departamento Chocó,] New Grenada [= Colombia]".

Phyllobates inguinalisBarbour and Noble, 1920, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 63: 401. Based on specimens of Epipedobates femoralis according to Parker, 1935, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1935: 505-530.

Prostherapis inguinalisBreder, 1940, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 86: 405.

Colostethus inguinalisSavage, 1968, Copeia, 1968: 751. Edwards, 1971, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 84: 148.

Colostethus cacerensis Rivero and Serna, 2000 "1995", Rev. Ecol. Lat. Am., 2: 52. Holotype: MHNCSJ 1851, by original designation. Type locality: "Quebrada La Ceba, Municipio de Cáceres, a unos 10 km. de El Jardin atravesando el Río Cauca hacia el Río Nechi, 7° 35′ N 75° 21′ O, 85 m., Departamento de Antioquia, Colombia". Synonymy by Grant, 2004, Am. Mus. Novit., 3444: 6.

English Names

Common Rocket Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 48).


Lowland forests of northwestern and north-central Colombia up to 400 m elevation, in northern Chocó department, immediately north of the western Andean Cordilleras in Antioquia and Córdoba departments, and in the Magdalena Valley of Antioquia and Boyacá departments.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


Reviewed by Savage, 1968, Copeia, 1968: 751-754. See account by Grant, 2004, Am. Mus. Novit., 3444: 1-24.

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