Paruwrobates erythromos (Vigle and Miyata, 1980)

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

English Names

Palenque Poison Frog (Walls, 1994, Jewels of the Rainforest: 25; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 50).


Known from three localities in Pichincha Province, Ecuador (Centro Científico, Río Palenque, 47 km south of Santo Domingo de los Colorados; Bilsa; and 2 km east of El Esfuerzo).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ecuador

Endemic: Ecuador


Possibly conspecific with the type of Colostethus whymperi (now Hyloxalus whymperi) according to Coloma, 1995, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 87: 55. Lötters, Jungfer, Henkel, and Schmidt, 2007, Poison Frogs: 390-391, provided an account. See Vigle, 1987, Herpetol. Rev., 18: 39, for second locality.See comments by Grant, Rada, Anganoy-Criollo, Batista, Dias, Jeckel, Machado, and Rueda-Almonacid, 2017, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 12 (Special Issue): 34, regarding the rejection of the placement of this species in Hyloxalus by Santos, Baquero, Barrio-Amorós, Coloma, Erdtmann, Lima, and Cannatella, 2014, Proc. R. Soc. London, Ser. B, Biol. Sci., 281 (DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2014.1761): supporting text p. 10.  

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