Hyloxalus breviquartus (Rivero and Serna, 1986)

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

Colostethus breviquartus Rivero and Serna, 1986, Caldasia, 15: 529. Holotype: MHNCSJ 298, by original designation. Type locality: "Urrao (Parque [Nacional] de las Orquídeas), Antioquia, Colombia, 1700-1800 m".

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

English Names

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


Elevations of 600–900 m from two localities in Carchi Province in northwestern Ecuador and isolated records as far north as the valleys of the western Andes of Antioquia, central Andes of Cauca and Risaralda, and eastern Andes of Boyacá and Santander, Colombia, 1700 to 2265 m elevation. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia, Ecuador


See account by Coloma, 1995, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 87: 24.

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