Hyloxalus faciopunctulatus (Rivero, 1991)

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

Colostethus faciopunctulatus Rivero, 1991, Breviora, 493: 23. Holotype: MCZ 94751, by original designation. Type locality: "Puerto Nariño (3° 46′ N, 71° 23′ W, 15 km W. of Leticia), Departamento Amazonas, Colombia".

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

English Names

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


Known only from the type localiy (Puerto Nariño), Departamento Amazonas, Colombia, 40-150 m elevation, but likely to be found in adjacent Peru and Brazil.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Likely/Controversially Present: Brazil, Peru

Endemic: Colombia


Páez-Vacas, Coloma, and Santos, 2010, Zootaxa, 2711: 1-75, considered this species to be part of the Hyloxalus bocagei complex and (p. 27-31) provided an account.

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