Ranitomeya defleri Twomey and Brown, 2009

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

Ranitomeya defleri Twomey and Brown, 2009, Zootaxa, 2302: 50. Holotype: MCZ28061, by original designation. Type locality: "'Río Apaporis, Colombia'".

Dendrobates defleriSantos, Coloma, Summers, Caldwell, Ree, and Cannatella, 2009, PLoS Biol., 7(3)e56: 1–14, by implication.

English Names

None noted.


Puerto Córdoba area in the Apaporis-Caquetá drainage of Amazonas, southeastern Colombia; also recorded from Estação Ecológica Juami-Japurá, municipality of Japurá, Amazonas, Brazil. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil, Colombia


Molecular markers, external morphology, advertisement call, and natural history detailed in the original publication. In the Ranitomeya defleri 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: 40, who provided an account on page 47–48. Simões, Rojas-Runjaic, Gagliardi-Urrutia, and Castroviejo-Fisher, 2019, Herpetol. Notes, 12: 211–219, provided the first record for Brazil (Estação Ecológica Juami-Japurá, municipality of Japurá, Amazonas,) and described the advertisement call and the morphology of the female. 

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