Hyloxalus pinguis (Rivero and Granados-Díaz, 1990)

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

Colostethus pinguis Rivero and Granados-Díaz, 1990 "1989", Caribb. J. Sci., 25: 148. Holotype: ICN 20006, by original designation. Type locality: "Malvasa, 2995 m, Valle de Paletará, Municipio de Totoró, vertiente occidental Cordillera Central, Departamento del Cauca, Colombia."

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

English Names

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


Malvasá and Paletará Valleys in the Municipalities of Totoró and Puracé, Departamento de Cauca, Colombia, 2930 to 3205 m elevation. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


Distribution, advertisement call, and phylogenetic position (likely sister taxon of Hyloxalus delatorre) detailed by Pisso-Florez, Liévano-Bonilla, Mazepa, Mulder, and Ramírez-Chaves, 2023, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 28: 78–88. 


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