Epipedobates anthonyi (Noble, 1921)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Dendrobatoidea > Family: Dendrobatidae > Subfamily: Colostethinae > Genus: Epipedobates > Species: Epipedobates anthonyi

Phyllobates anthonyi Noble, 1921, Am. Mus. Novit., 29: 5. Holotype: AMNH 13739, by original designation. Type locality: "small stream at Salvias, Prov. del Oro, Ecuador".

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

Phyllobates anthonyiSilverstone, 1976, Sci. Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 27: 5.

Dendrobates anthonyiMyers, Daly, and Malkin, 1978, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 161: 332.

Epipedobates anthonyiMyers, 1987, Pap. Avulsos Zool., São Paulo, 36: 303.

Ameerega anthonyiFrost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 130, by implication.

English Names

None noted.


Southwestern Ecuador (Azuay, El Oro, and Loja provinces) and northwestern Peru (Ancash, Piura, and Tumbes departments), west of the Andes, 153–1387 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ecuador, Peru


Removed from the synonymy of Epipedobates tricolor by Schulte, 1999, Pfeilgiftfrösche: 271, where it had been placed by Henle, 1992, Bonn. Zool. Beitr., 43: 79–129, and Duellman and Wild, 1993, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 157: 1–53. Graham, Ron, Santos, Schneider, and Moritz, 2004, Evolution, 58: 1781–1793, refined the distribution of this taxon and compared it with Epipedobates tricolor. Lötters, Jungfer, Henkel, and Schmidt, 2007, Poison Frogs: 395–403, provided an account. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 614. Armijos-Ojeda, Székely, Székely, Cogǎlniceanu, Cisneros-Heredia, Ordóñez-Delgado, Escudero, and Espinosa, 2021, ZooKeys, 1063: 37, provided a dot map for southwestern Ecuador and northwestern Peru. 

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