Epipedobates espinosai (Funkhouser, 1956)

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

Phyllobates espinosai Funkhouser, 1956, Zoologica, New York, 41: 76. Holotype: CAS-SU 10577, by original designation. Type locality: "Hacienda Espinosa, elevation about 1,000 ft., 9 km. west of Santo Domingo de los Colorados, Province of Pichincha, northwestern Ecuador".

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

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

Ameerega espinosaiFrost, 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

Espinosa Poison Frog (Walls, 1994, Jewels of the Rainforest: 25; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 50).

Turquoise-bellied Poison-arrow Frog (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 49).

Turquoise-bellied Poison Frog (CITES).


Wet Chocoan region of the Andes in northwestern Ecuador.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ecuador

Endemic: Ecuador


Lötters, Jungfer, Henkel, and Schmidt, 2007, Poison Frogs: 409, provided an account and suggested that possibility that this taxon is a junior synonym of Epipedobates boulengeri.

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