Ameerega petersi (Silverstone, 1976)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Dendrobatoidea > Family: Dendrobatidae > Subfamily: Colostethinae > Genus: Ameerega > Species: Ameerega petersi

Phyllobates petersi Silverstone, 1976, Sci. Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 27: 37. Holotype: USNM 166763, by original designation. Type locality: "Santa Isabel (a village on the Río Nevati, a tributary of the Río Pichis, Pachitea drainage, 35 km SE Puerto Bermúdez, 80 km ENE Oxapampa...slightly upriver from the village...), Departamento de Pasco, Perú, 458 m".

Dendrobates petersiMyers, Daly, and Malkin, 1978, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 161: 332.

Epipedobates petersiMyers, 1987, Pap. Avulsos Zool., São Paulo, 36: 303.

Phyllobates (Pseudendrobates) petersiBauer, 1988, Het Paludarium, Netherlands, November: 6.

Ameerega petersiFrost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 130, by implication; Grant, Frost, Caldwell, Gagliardo, Haddad, Kok, Means, Noonan, Schargel, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 299: 164.

English Names

Peru Poison Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 50).

Peruvian Poison Frog (Walls, 1994, Jewels of the Rainforest: 25).

Peruvian Poison-arrow Frog (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 49).


Rio Jurua basin of Acre, Brazil, and Río Ucayali and Río Huallaga basins of eastern Peru, west to the eastern foothills of the Andes, 274-800 m.


See comment under Ameerega simulans. See account by Lötters, Jungfer, Henkel, and Schmidt, 2007, Poison Frogs: 349-352, who placed this species in their Ameerega picta group, and who noted that the taxonomic status of the Huallaga Basin population is uncertain and may be a distinct species. Gascon, 1994, Herpetol. Rev., 25: 160, provided the record for Acre, Brazil.

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