Andinobates opisthomelas (Boulenger, 1899)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Dendrobatoidea > Family: Dendrobatidae > Subfamily: Dendrobatinae > Genus: Andinobates > Species: Andinobates opisthomelas

Dendrobates opisthomelas Boulenger, 1899, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 7, 3: 275. Syntypes: BMNH 1947.2.15.21-34; BMNH 1947.2.15.29 designated lectotype by Silverstone, 1975, Sci. Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 21: 32. Type locality: "Santa Inés, N. of Medellin, [Departamento Antioquia,] Republic of Colombia, altitude 3800 feet [1160 m]".

Ranitomeya opisthomelasAnonymous, 1985, Ripa, Netherlands, April: 2, by implication.

Minyobates opisthomelasMyers, 1987, Pap. Avulsos Zool., São Paulo, 36: 304.

Dendrobates opisthomelasJungfer, Lötters, and Jörgens, 2000, Herpetofauna, Weinstadt, 22: 11, by implication.

Ranitomeya opisthomelasGrant, Frost, Caldwell, Gagliardo, Haddad, Kok, Means, Noonan, Schargel, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 299: 171.

Andinobates opisthomelas —Twomey, Brown, Amézquita, and Mejía-Vargas In Brown, Twomey, Amézquita, Souza, Caldwell, Lötters, von May, Melo-Sampaio, Mejía-Vargas, Pérez-Peña, Pepper, Poelman, Sanchez-Rodriguez, and Summers, 2011, Zootaxa, 3083: 36.

English Names

Andean Poison Frog (Walls, 1994, Jewels of the Rainforest: 26; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 51).

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

Distribution

Northern Cordillera Occidental and Central of Colombia (Antioquia) to the eastern slope of the Cordillera Central in Caldas, Colombia, 1160-2200 m elevation.

Comment

Lötters, Jungfer, Henkel, and Schmidt, 2007, Poison Frogs: 454-457, provided an account and placed this species in their Ranitomeya minuta group. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Dendrobates opithomelas) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 229. In the Andinobates bombetes species group of Brown, Twomey, Amézquita, Souza, Caldwell, Lötters, von May, Melo-Sampaio, Mejía-Vargas, Pérez-Peña, Pepper, Poelman, Sanchez-Rodriguez, and Summers, 2011, Zootaxa, 3083: 36. Some records for Antioquia, Colombia, may be assignable to the recently named Andinobates cassidyhornae

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