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. 


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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