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Colostethinae Cope, 1867

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Dendrobatidae > Subfamily: Colostethinae
67 species

Colostethidae Cope, 1867, J. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, Ser. 2, 6: 191. Type genus: Colostethus Cope, 1866.

CalostethinaMivart, 1869, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1869: 293. Incorrect subsequent spelling and reranking of Colostethidae Cope, 1867, as a subfamily.

CalostethidaeCope, 1875, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 1: 7. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

English Names

None noted.

Distribution

Mato Grosso do Sul and Goias throughout most of Amazonian South America to the eastern slopes of the Andes from Bolivia to Venezuela; southwestern Costa Rica to southwestern Ecuador along the Pacific coast and into the Andes and inter-Andean valleys of Colombia.

Comment

Santos, Coloma, Summers, Caldwell, Ree, and Cannatella, 2009, PLoS Biol., 7(3)e56: 44, rejected the recognition of this taxon on the basis of undisclosed evidence and assertion. Pyron and Wiens, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 61: 543-583, in their study of Genbank sequences, confirmed the monophyly of this taxon.

Contained taxa (67 sp.):

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