Ameerega smaragdina (Silverstone, 1976)

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

Phyllobates smaragdinus Silverstone, 1976, Sci. Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 27: 44. Holotype: LACM 64435, by original designation. Type locality: "Pan de Azúcar, 39 km NNE Oxapampa, 10° 15′ S, 75° 14′ W, in the Iscozazin Valley (the Río Iscozazin is a tributary of the Río Palcazú, in the Pachitea drainage), Departamento de Pasco, Perú, 380 m".

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

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

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

Ameerega smaragdinaFrost, 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

Emerald Poison Frog (Walls, 1994, Jewels of the Rainforest: 26; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 50).

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


Region of the type locality (Department of Pasco, Peru).


Lötters, Jungfer, Henkel, and Schmidt, 2007, Poison Frogs: 368-369, provided an account and placed this species in their Ameerega picta group.

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