Colostethus pratti (Boulenger, 1899)

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

Phyllobates Pratti Boulenger, 1899, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 7, 3: 274. Syntypes: BMNH 1947.2.13.94-95; BMNH 1947.2.13.94 (originally 1898.10.27.12-13, according to museum records) designated lectotype by Silverstone, 1971, Contrib. Sci. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 215: 6. Type locality: "Santa Ines, N. of Medellin, [Departamento Antioquia,] Republic of Colombia; altitude 3800 feet".

Colostethus prattiSavage, 1968, Copeia, 1968: 757; Edwards, 1971, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 84: 148.

English Names

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


Western Panama to the northern parts of the Central and Western Andes in the Departments of Chocó and Antioquia, Colombia, from near sea level to 1160 m elevation; possibly to southeastern Costa Rica.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia, Panama


See account by Savage, 1968, Copeia, 1968: 757-758. Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 380, suggested that this species may ultimately be found in southeastern Costa Rica. Vences, Kosuch, Boistel, Haddad, La Marca, and Lötters, 2003, Organisms Divers. Evol., 3: 219, suggested that this species is imbedded phylogenetically within Epipedobates, although this is inconsistent with the results of Grant, Frost, Caldwell, Gagliardo, Haddad, Kok, Means, Noonan, Schargel, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 299Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 130–131, provided a key to the species in Central America and provided a map and photograph of this species. Jiménez-Bolaño, Montes-Correa, Leonhardt, and Renjifo, 2020, Salamandra, 56: 395–400, reported on the advertisement call. 

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