Oophaga Bauer, 1994

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Dendrobatoidea > Family: Dendrobatidae > Subfamily: Dendrobatinae > Genus: Oophaga
12 species

Oophaga Bauer, 1994, Ripa, Netherlands, Fall: 4. Type species: Dendrobates pumilio Schmidt, 1857, by original designation.

English Names

None noted.


Caribbean Nicaragua through Costa Rica and Panama to the Chocó and western slopes of the Andes in Colombia and Ecuador.


Lötters, Jungfer, Henkel, and Schmidt, 2007, Poison Frogs: 561, commented on the taxon. Santos, Coloma, Summers, Caldwell, Ree, and Cannatella, 2009, PLoS Biol., 7(3: e1000056): 0001-0014, disputed the separation from Dendrobates, but did not falsify the phylogenetic structure upon which this taxonomy was 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. Monteiro, Ibáñez D., Mantzana-Oikonomaki, Pröhl, and Rodriguez, 2023, Salamandra, 59: 349, provided a molecular tree (mtDNA) of 8 of the 12 species. 

Contained taxa (12 sp.):

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