Epipedobates machalilla (Coloma, 1995)

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

Colostethus machalilla Coloma, 1995, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 87: 38. Holotype: QCAZ 1414, by original designation. Type locality: "Río Ayampe, 25 km N Montañita, 1° 40′ S, 80° 47′ W, 70 m, boundary of Provincia Manabí and Provincia Guayas, Ecuador".

Epipedobates machalillaGrant, Frost, Caldwell, Gagliardo, Haddad, Kok, Means, Noonan, Schargel, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 299: 166.

English Names

None noted.


Pacific lowlands of southern and central Ecuador (provinces of El Oro, Los Ríos, Bolivar, Guayas, Azogues, and Manabí) at elevations of 10-515 m.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ecuador

Endemic: Ecuador


Lötters, Jungfer, Henkel, and Schmidt, 2007, Poison Frogs: 410-412, provided an account. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status (as Colostethus machalilla) 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. 

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