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.


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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