Andinobates virolinensis (Ruiz-Carranza and Ramírez-Pinilla, 1992)

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

Minyobates virolinensis Ruiz-Carranza and Ramírez-Pinilla, 1992, Lozania, 61: 2. Holotype: ICN 16145, by original designation. Type locality: "Colombia, Departamento de Santander, vertiente occidental de la Cordillera Oriental, Municipio de Charalá, Virolín (= Inspección de Policía de Cañaverales), Vereda "El Reloj", 6°13′ latitud N, 73°05′ W de Greenwich, 1750 m de altitud."

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

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

Andinobates virolinensis —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

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

Distribution

Western slope of the Eastern Andes (Cundinamarca and Santander), Colombia, 1300-1850 m elevation.

Comment

Lötters, Jungfer, Henkel, and Schmidt, 2007, Poison Frogs: 459-460, 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 virolinensis) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 231. 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.

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