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.


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). 

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