Hyloxalus ruizi (Lynch, 1982)

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

Colostethus ruizi Lynch, 1982, Herpetologica, 38: 371. Holotype: ICN 5419, by original designation. Type locality: "on the border of a stream, [along] the road to Fusagasuga, between [Alto de] San Miguel and La Aguadita", Departamento Cundinamarca, Colombia.

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

English Names

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


Vicinity of the Alto de San Miguel in cloud forests on the western slopes of the Cordillera Oriental, Departamento Cundinamarca, Colombia, 2410-2469 m.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


Rueda-Almonacid and Acosta-Galvis, 2004, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Libro Rojo Anf. Colombia: 151-155, provided an account and map. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Colostethus ruizi) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 225.

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