Ranitomeya vanzolinii (Myers, 1982)

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

Dendrobates vanzolinii Myers, 1982, Am. Mus. Novit., 2721: 9. Holotype: MZUSP 51597, by original designation. Type locality: "at Pôrto Walter on the Rio Juruá, Territory [state] of Acre, Brazil (8° 16′ S, 72° 46′ W)".

Ranitomeya vanzoliniiBauer, 1988, Het Paludarium, Netherlands, November: 6. Grant, Frost, Caldwell, Gagliardo, Haddad, Kok, Means, Noonan, Schargel, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 299: 171.

English Names

Brazilian Poison Frog (Walls, 1994, Jewels of the Rainforest: 24; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 50).


Amazonian rainforests of Brazil (Acre and possibly Amazonas) and Peru (Cusco, Pasco, Ucayali), below 1300 m elevation, possibly to Bolivia.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil, Peru


De la Riva, Köhler, Lötters, and Reichle, 2000, Rev. Esp. Herpetol., 14: 57, and Köhler, 2000, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 48: 69, consider this species possibly to occur in Bolivia. Schulte, 1999, Pfeilgiftfrösche: 110-115, provided an account. Lötters, Jungfer, Henkel, and Schmidt, 2007, Poison Frogs: 497-499, provided an account and placed this species in their Ranitomeya ventrimaculata group. In the Ranitomeya vanzolinii 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: 61, and who provided an account on page 75-78. Klein, Regnet, Krings, and Rödder, 2020, Bonn Zool. Bull., 69: 191–223, reported on larval development and morphology. 

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