Hyloxalus sauli (Edwards, 1974)

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

Colostethus sauli Edwards, 1974, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 30: 10. Holotype: KU 122217, by original designation. Type locality: "Santa Cecilia, 340 m, Provincia Napo, Ecuador".

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

English Names

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


Between 220 and 800 m above sea level, on the eastern Andean slopes of Ecuador in Sucumbíos, Napo, Orellana, and Pastaza provinces, and Colombia in Departamento de Putumayo.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia, Ecuador


Placed in the Hyloxalus bocagei complex by Páez-Vacas, Coloma, and Santos, 2010, Zootaxa, 2711: 1-75, who (pp. 45-47) provided an account. Duellman, 1978, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 65: 123–124, provided a brief account and characterization of the call and tadpole. 

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