Basic Search [?]

Guided Search [?]

Allobatinae Grant, Frost, Caldwell, Gagliardo, Haddad, Kok, Means, Noonan, Schargel, and Wheeler, 2006

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Aromobatidae > Subfamily: Allobatinae
49 species

English Names

None noted.

Distribution

Pacific lowlands of Colombia and Ecuador, and north and west in Central America to Nicaragua; Guyanan region and Amazonian drainage of South America in Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Surinam, and French Guiana; Martinique.

Comment

Grant, Frost, Caldwell, Gagliardo, Haddad, Kok, Means, Noonan, Schargel, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 299, suggested that likely several more genera will be recognized within this group as the diverse genus Allobates is partitioned. Pyron and Wiens, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 61: 543-583, in their study of Genbank sequences, confirmed the monophyly of this taxon, although not including Allobates alagoanus, and its position as the sister taxon of Aromobatinae and provided a tree of their exemplar species. See comment under Aromobatidae regarding apparent instability of the overall tree. See comment under Aromobatidae.

Contained taxa (49 sp.):

External links:

Please note: these links will take you to external websites not affiliated with the American Museum of Natural History. We are not responsible for their content.