"Colostethus" ruthveni Kaplan, 1997

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Dendrobatoidea > Family: Dendrobatidae > Subfamily: Dendrobatinae > Species: "Colostethus" ruthveni

Colostethus ruthveni Kaplan, 1997, J. Herpetol., 31: 369. Holotype: UMMZ 54618, by original designation. Type locality: "Quebrada Viernes Santo, in the mountains near Santa Marta, Departamento de Magdalena, Colombia".

"Colostethus" ruthveni — Grant, Rada, Anganoy-Criollo, Batista, Dias, Jeckel, Machado, and Rueda-Almonacid, 2017, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 12 (Special Issue): 26. 

English Names

None noted.

Distribution

Elevations of 472–2100 m on the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Departamento del Magdalena, Colombia. See comment. 

Comment

See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 226. González-Maya, González, Zárrate-Charry, Charry, Cepeda, and Balaguera-Reina, 2011, J. Threatened Taxa, 3: 1633–1636, provided a range extension, as did Granda-Rodríguez, Saboyá-Acosta, del Portillo-Mozo, and Renjifo, 2014, Check List, 10: 674–676, wo provided a range extension and mapped the known localities of this species as well as providing photographs. Grant, Rada, Anganoy-Criollo, Batista, Dias, Jeckel, Machado, and Rueda-Almonacid, 2017, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 12 (Special Issue): 1–90, noted that the Colostethus ruthveni group (Colostethus ruthveni and an unnamed species) sits within Dendrobatinae and not within Colostethus. Pending a generic description by Grant et al. I retain "Colostethus" ruthveni in Dendrobatinae. Meza-Joya, Chinchilla-Lemus, Ramos, Armesto, and Acevedo-Rincón, 2019, Herpetol. Notes, 12: 61–69, provided new localities, provided a map, and discussed the range and taxonomic affinities. Jiménez-Bolaño, Montes-Correa, Polo-Córdoba, Linares-Vargas, Vergara-Gil, Barrio-Amorós, and Koch, 2019, Salamandra, 55: 27–38, reported on the acoustic repertoire of the group and corroborated the conclusion of Grant, Rada, Anganoy-Criollo, Batista, Dias, Jeckel, Machado, and Rueda-Almonacid, 2017, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 12 (Special Issue): 1–90, conclusion that the population from the southern slopes of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta are a distinct, still unnamed species (referred to by Grant et al. as “Colostethus” sp. ruthveni-like). They further suggested that “Colostethusruthveni sensu stricto is restricted to the northwestern slopes Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, with specimens from the northern slopes representing an additional, undescribed species, referred to by them as “Colostethus” cf. ruthveni

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