Paruwrobates andinus (Myers and Burrowes, 1987)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Dendrobatoidea > Family: Dendrobatidae > Subfamily: Hyloxalinae > Genus: Paruwrobates > Species: Paruwrobates andinus

Epipedobates andinus Myers and Burrowes, 1987, Am. Mus. Novit., 2899: 2. Holotype: IND-AN 1556, by original designation. Type locality: "in montane forest at 1780 m elev., in the Reserva Natural La Planada (approx. 1° 10′ N, 78° 00′ W), Municipio de Ricuarte, Departament of Nariño, Colombia." See comment.

Dendrobates andinusMyers and Burrowes, 1987, Am. Mus. Novit., 2899: 2. Alternative combination.

Paruwrobates andinusBauer, 1994, Ripa, Netherlands, Fall: 3; Grant, Rada, Anganoy-Criollo, Batista, Dias, Jeckel, Machado, and Rueda-Almonacid, 2017, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 12 (Special Issue): 24. 

Ameerega andinaFrost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 130, by implication; Grant, Frost, Caldwell, Gagliardo, Haddad, Kok, Means, Noonan, Schargel, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 299: 164.

English Names

La Planada Poison Frog (Walls, 1994, Jewels of the Rainforest: 24; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 50).


Western slope of the Western Andes, Nariño, Colombia, 1700–2020 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


Most closely related to Ameerega erythromos (as Epipedobates) according to the original publication. Although named as Dendrobates andinus in the description, in a note added in proof, the name was changed to Epipedobates andinus. Inasmuch as page priority does not exist, the first use of the name must be taken as Epipedobates andinus. Lötters, Jungfer, Henkel, and Schmidt, 2007, Poison Frogs: 388–389, provided an account. De la Riva, Lansac, Cepeda-Quilindo, Cantillo, de Luca, González, Márquez, and Burrowes, 2020, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 14: 177–188, reported on the advertisement call. 

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