Leucostethus fraterdanieli (Silverstone, 1971)

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

Colostethus fraterdanieli Silverstone, 1971, Contrib. Sci. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 215: 4. Holotype: LACM 44164, by original designation. Type locality: "Colombia: Antioquia: Santa Rita (near Río Nare), 1890-1910 m".

Leucostethus fraterdanieli — Marín-Castaño, Molina-Zuluaga, Restrepo, Cano, and Daza-R., 2018, Zootaxa, 4461: 359.

English Names

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


Mid to high elevations,1600–2500 m, on the northern Central Cordillera in Antioquia, Colombia, with closely related, but unnamed species found on the western slopes of the Cordillera Central and from both the western and eastern sides of the Cordillera Occidental, 650–2500 m elevation, Colombia (Departments of Valle del Cauca, Huila, Quindio, Risaralda, Antioquia, Nariño, Tolima, Valle del Cauda, and Caldas).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


See comment under Colostethus yaguara. See account by Grant and Castro-Herrera, 1998, J. Herpetol., 32: 386. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 613. Palacio Baena, Muñoz Escobar, Gallo Delgado, and Rivera-Correa, 2006, Anfibios y Reptiles del Valle de Aburrá: 63–65, provided a brief account and photograph. See account, photograph, and dot map by Guevara-Molina, Benitez-Cubillos, and Londoño-Guarnizo, 2017, Catal. Anf. Rept. Colombia, Medellín, 3(2): 14–19.  Marín-Castaño, Molina-Zuluaga, Restrepo, Cano, and Daza-R., 2018, Zootaxa, 4461: 359–380, discussed the phylogenetic placement of this species. Rojas-Morales, La Marca, and Ramírez-Chaves, 2021, Biota Colomb., 22: 122–132, reported on the advertisement call and natural history. 

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