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.


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

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