Colostethus mertensi (Cochran and Goin, 1964)

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

Phyllobates mertensi Cochran and Goin, 1964, Senckenb. Biol., 45: 255. Holotype: FMNH 54456, by original designation. Type locality: "Quintana, near Popayán, [Departamento] Cauca, Colombia".

Colostethus mertensiEdwards, 1971, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 84: 148.

English Names

Mertens' Rocket Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 49).


Cordillera Occidental in the vicinity of Popayán, Cauca, Colombia, 2100-2350 m.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


Rivero and Almendáriz C., 1992 "1991", Rev. Politécnica, Quito, 16: 114, thought this species might extend into Ecuador. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 224.

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