Oophaga occultator (Myers and Daly, 1976)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Dendrobatoidea > Family: Dendrobatidae > Subfamily: Dendrobatinae > Genus: Oophaga > Species: Oophaga occultator

Dendrobates occultator Myers and Daly, 1976, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 157: 244. Holotype: AMNH 88143, by original designation. Type locality: "La Brea, 50 meters elevation, on the Río Patia (=upper tributary Río Saija), at an estimated 15 km by river below mouth of Quebrada Guanguí, Department of Cauca, Colombia".

Oophaga occultatorBauer, 1994, Ripa, Netherlands, Fall: 4. Grant, Frost, Caldwell, Gagliardo, Haddad, Kok, Means, Noonan, Schargel, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 299: 172.

English Names

La Brea Poison Frog (Walls, 1994, Jewels of the Rainforest: 24; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 50).


Western slope of the Western Andes in Cauca, Colombia, 50-200 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


See account and map by Amézquita, 2004, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Libro Rojo Anf. Colombia: 308-312. Lötters, Jungfer, Henkel, and Schmidt, 2007, Poison Frogs: 589-590, provided an account.

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