Paruwrobates whymperi (Boulenger, 1882)

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

Protherapis Whymperi Boulenger, 1882, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 5, 9: 462. Holotype: BMNH, by original designation; by museum records BMNH 1947.2.14.25 (formerly 1882.7.13.1). Type locality: "Tanti, 2000 ft [607 m]", Provincia Pichincha, Ecuador.

Phyllobates whymperiBarbour and Noble, 1920, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 63: 402.

Colostethus whimperiEdwards, 1971, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 84: 148. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

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

Paruwrobates whymperiGrant, Rada, Anganoy-Criollo, Batista, Dias, Jeckel, Machado, and Rueda-Almonacid, 2017, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 12 (Special Issue): 24. 

English Names

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


Known only from Tanti and the vicinity of San Francisco de Las Pampas at about 600–1800 m in west-central Ecuador.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ecuador

Endemic: Ecuador


See account by Coloma, 1995, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 87: 55. Almendáriz C. and Orcés, 2004, Rev. Politécnica, Quito, 25: 112-113, provided distributional data for Ecuador.

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