Hyloxalus edwardsi (Lynch, 1982)

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

Colostethus edwardsi Lynch, 1982, Herpetologica, 38: 367. Holotype: ICN 6376, by original designation. Type locality: "Cueva de Las Moyas, 0.7 km SW Los Patios, vereda Las Mollas (= Moyas?), município La Calera, Departamento Cundinamarca, Colombia, 3030 m".

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

English Names

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


Both slopes of the Cordillera Oriental in the Departamento de Cundinamarca, Colombia, at elevations of 3030-3300 m.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


Lynch and Renjifo, 2001, Guia Anf. Rept. Bogota: 42, presented a brief account and photograph. Acosta-Galvis, 2004, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Libro Rojo Anf. Colombia: 211-214, provided an account and map. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Colostethus edwardsi) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 222.

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