Excidobates Twomey and Brown, 2008

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Dendrobatoidea > Family: Dendrobatidae > Subfamily: Dendrobatinae > Genus: Excidobates
3 species

Excidobates Twomey and Brown, 2008, Herpetologica, 64: 124. Type species: Dendrobates mysteriosus Myers, 1982, by original designation.

English Names

None noted.


Upper Río Marañón drainage in northwestern Peru (Departamento Amazonas), 200-1500 m elevation; Provincia de Zamora Chinchipe, Ecuador.


Considered to be the sister taxon of Ranitomeya in the original publication. Santos, Coloma, Summers, Caldwell, Ree, and Cannatella, 2009, PLoS Biol., 7(3: e1000056): 0001-0014, considered this taxon part of Dendrobates, but did not falsify the phylogenetic structure upon which that taxonomy is based. Pyron and Wiens, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 61: 543-583,  confirmed the earlier result and adopted the same taxonomy. Brown, Twomey, Amézquita, Souza, Caldwell, Lötters, von May, Melo-Sampaio, Mejía-Vargas, Pérez-Peña, Pepper, Poelman, Sanchez-Rodriguez, and Summers, 2011, Zootaxa, 3083: 10, rejected this synonymy.

Contained taxa (3 sp.):

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