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

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

Ranitomeya summersi Brown, Twomey, Pepper, and Sanchez-Rodriguez, 2008, Zootaxa, 1823: 9. Holotype: MUSM 26994, by original designation. Type locality: "near the town of Sauce, San Martin, Peru; 6°43′ S, 76°15′W; 684 m elevation".

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

English Names

None noted.


Throughout the central Huallaga Canyon, extending into the southernmost tip of the Cordillera Escalera near Chazuta and to the northwestern edge of the Cordillera Azul; on both sides of the Rio Huallaga, extending from Curiyacu westward to Sauce, where they persist in humid recesses of the rocky stream valleys of this semiarid region, all in 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 54-55.

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