Hyloxalus fallax (Rivero, 1991)

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

Colostethus fallax Rivero, 1991, Caribb. J. Sci., 27: 12. Holotype: USNM 282670, by original designation. Type locality: "3 km W Pilaló, on Quevedo—Latacunga Rd., 1760 m, Provincia Cotopaxi", Ecuador.

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

English Names

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


Known only from the region of the type locality on the western slope of the Andes (Cotopaxi, Ecuador), between 1760-2430 m, in cloud forest.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ecuador

Endemic: Ecuador


See brief account by Coloma, 1995, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 87: 31. Almendáriz C. and Orcés, 2004, Rev. Politécnica, Quito, 25: 109-110, provided distributional data for Ecuador.

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