Hyloxalus shuar (Duellman and Simmons, 1988)

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

Colostethus shuar Duellman and Simmons, 1988, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 140: 120. Holotype: KU 147091, by original designation. Type locality: "headwaters of the Río Piuntza, 1830 m (approx. 3 30′ S, 78 20′ W), western slope of the Cordillera del Cóndor, Provincia Morona Santiago, Ecuador".

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

English Names

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


Elevations of 1272–2370 m on the eastern slopes of the Ecuadorian Andes in the provinces of Napo, Tungurahua, Morona-Santiago, and Zamora-Chinchipe; possibly extending into northern Peru.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ecuador

Likely/Controversially Present: Peru

Endemic: Ecuador


See account by Coloma, 1995, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 87: 50. Grant and Ardila-Robayo, 2002, Herpetologica, 58: 252–260, provided the Colombia record. Almendáriz C. and Orcés, 2004, Rev. Politécnica, Quito, 25: 111, provided distributional data for Ecuador. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status (as Colostethus shuar) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 614.

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