Colostethus thorntoni (Cochran and Goin, 1970)

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

Phyllobates thorntoni Cochran and Goin, 1970, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 288: 44. Holotype: AMNH 1347, by original designation. Type locality: "Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia".

Colostethus thorntoniRivero and Serna, 1989 "1988", Caribb. J. Sci., 24: 141.

English Names

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


Known only from the region of the type locality on the northern part of the Cordillera Central (Antioquia), Colombia, 1480-2270 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia

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