Dendrobates leucomelas Steindachner, 1864

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Dendrobatoidea > Family: Dendrobatidae > Subfamily: Dendrobatinae > Genus: Dendrobates > Species: Dendrobates leucomelas

English Names

Yellow-banded Poison Frog (Walls, 1994, Jewels of the Rainforest: 22).

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

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

Distribution

Guianan Orinoco drainage of Venezuela north to the Río Orinoco, east into Guyana to the Essequibo River, south into extreme northern Brazil, and west into eastern Amazonian Colombia.

Comment

See accounts by Rivero, 1961, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 126: 168-169, Silverstone, 1975, Sci. Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 21: 26; and Hoogmoed and Gorzula, 1979, Zool. Meded., Leiden, 54: 188-189. See distributional comments by Gorzula and Señaris, 1999 "1998", Scient. Guaianae, 8: 24-25. Barrio-Amorós, 1999 "1998", Acta Biol. Venezuelica, 18: 35-41, discussed the Venezuelan distribution. Lötters, Jungfer, Henkel, and Schmidt, 2007, Poison Frogs: 539-544, provided an account. Doan, Nowacki, and Roberts, 2012, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 886: 1-6, provided a detailed account. See Cole, Townsend, Reynolds, MacCulloch, and Lathrop, 2013, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 125: 391-392, for brief account and records for Guyana.

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