Hyloxalus mystax (Duellman and Simmons, 1988)

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

Colostethus mystax Duellman and Simmons, 1988, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 140: 117. Holotype: KU 147095, by original designation. Type locality: "headwaters of the Río Piuntza, 1830 m (approx. 3 30′ S, 78 20′ W), western slope of the Cordillera del Cóndor, Provincia Morono-Santiago, Ecuador".

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

English Names

Cloud Forest Rocket Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 49).


Known only from the type locality in montane cloud forests of the Cordillera del Condor (Morono-Santiago, Ecuador).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ecuador

Endemic: Ecuador


See account by Coloma, 1995, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 87: 44. See comments regarding distribution by Rivero and Almendáriz C., 1992 "1991", Rev. Politécnica, Quito, 16: 117.

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