Leucostethus fugax (Morales and Schulte, 1993)

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

Colostethus fugax Morales and Schulte, 1993, Alytes, 11: 100. Holotype: USNM 282831, by original designation. Type locality: "cabaceras del Río Bobonaza (01° 31′, 77° 19′, apróx.), 686 m (2,250 ft), Provincia de Pastaza, Ecuador".

Leucostethus fugaxGrant, Rada, Anganoy-Criollo, Batista, Dias, Jeckel, Machado, and Rueda-Almonacid, 2017, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 12 (Special Issue): 43. 

English Names

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


Eastern slope of the Cordillera Oriental of southern Ecuador, from 600-700 m elevation, in the valley of the Río Pastaza.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ecuador

Endemic: Ecuador


See account by Coloma, 1995, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 87: 31.

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