Ranitomeya benedicta Brown, Twomey, Pepper, and Sanchez-Rodriguez, 2008

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

Ranitomeya benedicta Brown, Twomey, Pepper, and Sanchez-Rodriguez, 2008, Zootaxa, 1823: 3. Holotype: MUSM 26957, by original designation. Type locality: "near Shucushuyacu (alternative spellings: Shucushyacu and Shucush-yacu), a small town on the east bank of Rio Huallaga near Yurimaguas, Departamento Loreto, Peru; 196 m elevation".

Dendrobates benedictaSantos, Coloma, Summers, Caldwell, Ree, and Cannatella, 2009, PLoS Biol., 7(3)e56: 0001-0014, by implication.

English Names

None noted.


Throughout the lowland rainforest of the Pampas del Sacramento in southern Loreto and eastern San Martin, Peru.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Peru

Endemic: Peru


In the Ranitomeya fantastica group according to the original publication. In the Ranitomeya reticulata 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: 47, and who provided an account on page 47-51. Klein, Regnet, Krings, and Rödder, 2020, Bonn Zool. Bull., 69: 191–223, reported on larval development and morphology and mapped the species. 

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