Ranitomeya amazonica (Schulte, 1999)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Dendrobatoidea > Family: Dendrobatidae > Subfamily: Dendrobatinae > Genus: Ranitomeya > Species: Ranitomeya amazonica

Dendrobates amazonicus Schulte, 1999, Pfeilgiftfrösche: 32. Holotype: MUSM (formerly R. Schulte Collection BD 3P), by original designation. Type locality: "Bosque UNAP, Iquitos (Peru), ca. 130 m NN".

Ranitomeya amazonicaGrant, Frost, Caldwell, Gagliardo, Haddad, Kok, Means, Noonan, Schargel, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 299: 171.

English Names

None noted.


Widely separate populations: one in northwestern Amazonian Peru (Loreto), extreme southeastern Colombia (Amazonas) and adjacent borderlands of Brazil; another in eastern French Guiana.


Lötters and Vences, 2001 "2000", Salamandra, 36: 247–260, questioned the status of this taxon with respect to Ranitomeya ignea and Ranitomeya ventrimaculata (all as Dendrobates). Lötters, Jungfer, Henkel, and Schmidt, 2007, Poison Frogs: 463–465, provided an account and placed this species in their Ranitomeya ventrimaculata group. In the Ranitomeya variabilis species group of Brown, Twomey, Amézquita, Souza, Caldwell, Lötters, von May, Melo-Sampaio, Mejía-Vargas, Pérez-Peña, Pepper, Poelman, Sanchez-Rodriguez, and Summers, 2011, Zootaxa, 3083: 78, and who provided an account on page 78–85. Klein, Regnet, Krings, and Rödder, 2020, Bonn Zool. Bull., 69: 191–223, reported on larval development and morphology and mapped localities in Brazil. See comment under Ranitomeya ventrimaculata.

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