Allobates chalcopis (Kaiser, Coloma, and Gray, 1994)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Dendrobatoidea > Family: Aromobatidae > Subfamily: Allobatinae > Genus: Allobates > Species: Allobates chalcopis

Colostethus chalcopis Kaiser, Coloma, and Gray, 1994, Herpetologica, 50: 24. Holotype: NMC 33675, by original designation. Type locality: "a ravine, approximately 3 km (by road) NE Morne Rouge, Martinique, French Antilles (about 14° 48′ N, 61° 8′ W, approximate elevation 500 m)".

Allobates chalcopisGrant, Frost, Caldwell, Gagliardo, Haddad, Kok, Means, Noonan, Schargel, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 299: 162.

English Names

Ravine Rocket Frog Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 48).

Martinique Volcano Frog (Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 221).

Distribution

Southeastern slope of Montagne Pelée, Martinique, 800 to 1400 m elevation.

Comment

Possibly the sister-taxon of Mannophryne according to the original publication although this is not consistent with the results provided by Grant, Frost, Caldwell, Gagliardo, Haddad, Kok, Means, Noonan, Schargel, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 299. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Colostethus chalcopis) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 221. M. Brueil IN Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 221, suggested that this taxon may be introduced and synonymous with one of the South American species. Fouquet, Pineau, Rodrigues, Mailles, Schneider, Ernst, and Dewynter, 2013, Syst. Biodiversity, 11: 87-101, discussed the conservation status and evidence for its endemicity. Henderson and Powell, 2009, Nat. Hist. Rept. Amph. W. Indies: 25, summarized the natural history literature. 

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