Hyloxalus exasperatus (Duellman and Lynch, 1988)

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

Colostethus exasperatus Duellman and Lynch, 1988, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 140: 129. Holotype: ANSP 29218, by original designation. Type locality: "'Yapitya,' 1700 m, on the trail from Logroño to Yaupi, west slope of the Cordillera de Cutucú, Provincia Morona-Santiago, Ecuador".

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

English Names

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


Cloud forests at elevations of 970-1981 on the eastern slopes of the Andes in Pastaza and Morona Santiago provinces, Ecuador.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ecuador

Endemic: Ecuador


See account by Coloma, 1995, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 87: 31. See comment regarding diagnosis by Rivero and Almendáriz C., 1992 "1991", Rev. Politécnica, Quito, 16: 117. See comment under Hyloxalus parcus.

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