Ranitomeya yavaricola Pérez-Peña, Chávez, Twomey, and Brown, 2010

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

Ranitomeya yavaricola Pérez-Peña, Chávez, Twomey, and Brown, 2010, Zootaxa, 2439: 4. Holotype: MZUNAP 01-520, by original. Type locality: "nearby Lago Preto, 17 km W of Estiron de Ecuador, Provincia Ramon Castilla, Departamento Loreto, Peru; 4° 27′ 35.0″ S, 71° 45′ 3.5″ W, 120 m elevation; . . . . in leaf litter within terra firme forest".

English Names

None noted.


Currently known only in a small area in the vicinity of the type locality, but likely to occur in the area between the Ucayali, Amazon, Yavai, and Blanco Rivers, in the Departamento de Loreto, Peru, possibly into adjacent Brazil.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Peru

Endemic: Peru


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 78.

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