Hyloxalus pumilus (Rivero, 1991)

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

Colostethus pumilus Rivero, 1991, Caribb. J. Sci., 27: 10. Holotype: USNM 282816, by original designation. Type locality: "3 km W. (by road) of San Vicente, slightly south of W. of Limón, and ca. 35 km E. (by road) of Gualaceo, 9800 ft (2987 m), Provincia Azuay", Ecuador.

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

English Names

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


Known only from the type locality in the Cordillera Oriental in southern Ecuador.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ecuador

Endemic: Ecuador


See brief account by Coloma, 1995, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 87: 49, who noted its close similarity to, and likely conspecificity with, Colostethys mystax.

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