Leucostethus brachistriatus (Rivero and Serna, 1986)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Dendrobatoidea > Family: Dendrobatidae > Subfamily: Colostethinae > Genus: Leucostethus > Species: Leucostethus brachistriatus

Colostethus brachistriatus Rivero and Serna, 1986, Caldasia, 15: 525. Holotype: MHNCSJ 298, by original designation. Type locality: "Ginebra, Departamento del Valle, Colombia, alrededor de 1500 m".

Colostethus brachystriatusRivero and Serna, 1989 "1988", Caribb. J. Sci., 24: 145. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

Leucostethus brachistriatusMarín-Castaño, Molina-Zuluaga, Restrepo, Cano, and Daza-R., 2018, Zootaxa, 4461: 364. 

English Names

Stripe-throated Rocket Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 48).


Eastern slope of the western Cordillera and western slope of the Cordillera Central, Valle del Cauca, to Sonsón, Antioquia, Colombia, ca. 1500 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


Not assigned to species group by Rivero, 1990 "1988", Mem. Soc. Cienc. Nat. La Salle, 48: 3-32. Transferred from Colostethus to Leucostethus on phylogenetic grounds by Marín-Castaño, Molina-Zuluaga, Restrepo, Cano, and Daza-R., 2018, Zootaxa, 4461: 364, who mapped the range  and discussed its systematics. 

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