Allobates paleovarzensis Lima, Caldwell, Biavati, and Montanarin, 2010

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

Allobates paleovarzensis Lima, Caldwell, Biavati, and Montanarin, 2010, Zootaxa, 2337: 3. Holotype: INPA-H 20904. Type locality: "municipality of Castanho, near the town of Careiro da Várzea on the southern margin of Rio Amazonas (03°22′26.3″S; 59°52′06.4″W), elevation 50 m. The type locality is 34 km S Manaus on Highway BR 319. The specimen was taken from a small remnant of paleovárzea forest along the margin of a small river, the Paraná do Castanho".

English Names

None noted.


Known w from the type locality (34 km south of Manaus), but possibly extending to 50 km north of Manaus, and 40 km west of Manacapuru, Amazonas, Brazil; reported from Leticia, Amazonas, Colombia (see comment). 


The report of this species from Leticia, Amazonas, Colombia, by Sánchez, 2013, Zootaxa, 3637: 585, suggests that the species has a much wider range in Amazonia than previously suspected. The advertisement call was detailed in the original publication and by Kaefer and Lima, 2012, Behavior, 148: 15–33. 

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