Hyloxalus awa (Coloma, 1995)

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

Colostethus awa Coloma, 1995, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 87: 17. Holotype: QCAZ 1327, by original designation. Type locality: "15 km NW Alluriquín (5 km NW La Florida), Finca Gloria, 0° 15′ S, 79° 01′ W, 950 m, Provincia Pichincha, Ecuador".

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

English Names

Awa Rocket-Frog (Arteaga-Navarro, Bustamante, and Guayasamin, 2013, Amph. Rept. Mindo: 98). 


Known from elevations of 0 to 1220 m on the western Andean slopes and in the western Pacific lowlands of Ecuador.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ecuador

Endemic: Ecuador


See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Colostethus awa) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 221. Arteaga-Navarro, Bustamante, and Guayasamin, 2013, Amph. Rept. Mindo: 98–100, provided an account and dot map. See Freile, Coloma, Terán-Valdez, Acosta-López, Tapia, and Pazmiño-Otamendi, 2020, Anfibios de Junín: 58–59, for brief account for Junín, Ecuador (identification, tadpole, call, habitat, range and photograph). 

External links:

Please note: these links will take you to external websites not affiliated with the American Museum of Natural History. We are not responsible for their content.