Hyloxalus peculiaris (Rivero, 1991)

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

Colostethus peculiaris Rivero, 1991, Caribb. J. Sci., 27: 13. Holotype: USNM 282664, by original designation. Type locality: "Pailas, a tambo between Sevilla de Oro, and Méndez, on E of NE facing slope, 7200 ft (2195 m), Provincia Morona-Santiago", Ecuador.

Hyloxalus peculiarisGrant, Frost, Caldwell, Gagliardo, Haddad, Kok, Means, Noonan, Schargel, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 299: 169.

English Names

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


Known only from the type locality (Pailas, Pronvica Morona-Santiago, Ecuador) on the eastern slope of the Andes.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ecuador

Endemic: Ecuador


See account by Coloma, 1995, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 87: 46.

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