Hyloxalus anthracinus (Edwards, 1971)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Dendrobatoidea > Family: Dendrobatidae > Subfamily: Hyloxalinae > Genus: Hyloxalus > Species: Hyloxalus anthracinus

Colostethus anthracinus Edwards, 1971, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 84: 155. Holotype: KU 120639, by original designation. Type locality: "Páramo de Raranga, 12 km S Cutchil, Morona-Santiago Province, Ecuador, 3400 m".

Hyloxalus anthracinusGrant, Frost, Caldwell, Gagliardo, Haddad, Kok, Means, Noonan, Schargel, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 299: 168.

English Names

South American Rocket Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 48).


Narrow altitudinal zone (2710-3500 m) on the Cordillera Oriental and the Mazán River in southern Ecuador.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ecuador

Endemic: Ecuador


See account by Coloma, 1995, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 87: 16. Almendáriz C. and Orcés, 2004, Rev. Politécnica, Quito, 25: 109, provided distributional data for Ecuador.

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