Hyloxalus azureiventris (Kneller and Henle, 1985)

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

Phyllobates azureiventris Kneller and Henle, 1985, Salamandra, 21: 62. Holotype: ZFMK 41507, by original designation. Type locality: "km 26, Carretera Tarapoto--Yurimaguas, Departamento San Martín, Peru, ca. 700 m NN".

Dendrobates azureiventrisMyers and Burrowes, 1987, Am. Mus. Novit., 2899: 1-17.

Epipedobates azureiventrisMyers, 1987, Pap. Avulsos Zool., São Paulo, 36: 303.

Phyllobates (Pseudendrobates) azureiventrisBauer, 1988, Het Paludarium, Netherlands, November: 6.

Cryptophyllobates azureiventrisLötters, Jungfer, and Widmer, 2000, Jahresheft. Ges. Naturkd. Württemberg, 156: 236.

Ameerega azureiventrisFrost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 130, by implication.

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

English Names

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


Lower eastern versant of the Andes in the upper Amazon basin of the Department of San Martín, Peru.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Peru

Endemic: Peru


Schulte, 1999, Pfeilgiftfrösche: 245-253, provided an account (as Epipedobates azureiventris). See account by Lötters, Jungfer, Henkel, and Schmidt, 2007, Poison Frogs: 317-318. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Cryptophyllobates azureiventris) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 227.

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