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.


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.  Muell, Chávez, Prates, Guillory, Kahn, Twomey, Rodrigues, and Brown, 2022, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 168 (107389): 1–10, noted that previous records from French Guiana and adjacent Amapá, Brazil, are referrable to Ranitomeya variabilis

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