Phyllobates aurotaenia (Boulenger, 1913)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Dendrobatoidea > Family: Dendrobatidae > Subfamily: Dendrobatinae > Genus: Phyllobates > Species: Phyllobates aurotaenia

Dendrobates aurotaenia Boulenger, 1913, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1913: 1029. Holotype: BMNH  1947.2.15.13 (formerly 1913.11.12.94), according to museum records. Type locality: "Peña Lisa, Condoto, 300 feet", Departamento Chocó, Colombia.

Phyllobates aurotaeniaDunn, 1957, Copeia, 1957: 78.

Phyllobates (Phyllobates) aurotaeniaBauer, 1988, Het Paludarium, Netherlands, November: 6.

English Names

Kokoe Poison Frog (Walls, 1994, Jewels of the Rainforest: 28; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 51).


Wet forests of the Chocoan region of western Colombia (Chocó and Valle del Cauca departments) in the Atrato and San Juan drainages, 90–1000 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


Removed from the synonymy of Ameerega femoralis (as Phyllobates femoralis) by Silverstone, 1976, Sci. Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 27: 21, where it had been placed by Cochran and Goin, 1970, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 288: 40. Lötters, Jungfer, Henkel, and Schmidt, 2007, Poison Frogs: 418–420, provided an account. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 614. González-Santoro, Hernández-Restrepo, and Palacios-Rodríguez, 2021, Herpetol. Notes, 14: 1145–1149, reported on courtship and advertisement call. 

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