Hyloxalus bocagei Jiménez de la Espada, 1870

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Dendrobatoidea > Family: Dendrobatidae > Subfamily: Hyloxalinae > Genus: Hyloxalus > Species: Hyloxalus bocagei

Hyloxalus Bocagei Jiménez de la Espada, 1870, J. Sci. Math. Phys. Nat., Lisboa, 3: 59. Syntypes: Not stated; MNCN 1583-84 are syntypes and MNCN 1583 designated lectotype by Coloma, 1995, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 87: 21. Type locality: "in Ecuador; ad sylvas pagi S. Jose de Moti", Cantón de Quijos, Napo Province, Ecuador. Páez-Vacas, Coloma, and Santos, 2010, Zootaxa, 2711: 26, noted that the original type locality cannot be located and other aspects render this locality ambiguous.

Hylixalus bocagiiBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 138. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

Hyloxalus bocagiiAndersson, 1945, Ark. Zool., 37A(2): 17.

Prostherapis bocagii —Dunn In Savage, 1968, Copeia, 1968: 6, by implication.

Colostethus bocageiEdwards, 1971, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 84: 148.

Hyloxalus bocageiGrant, Frost, Caldwell, Gagliardo, Haddad, Kok, Means, Noonan, Schargel, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 299: 168.

English Names

Bocage's Rocket Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 48).

Distribution

Elevations of 1420-1740 m on the northeastern side of the Andes in the provinces of Sucumbíos, Caquetá, and Napo, Ecuador; also from Florencia on the eastern slope of the eastern Andes of Caquetá, Colombia, at 980 m. 

Comment

See account by Coloma, 1995, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 87: 21. Páez-Vacas, Coloma, and Santos, 2010, Zootaxa, 2711: 1-75, considered this species to be part of the Hyloxalus bocagei complex and (p. 11-27) provided an account. Sánchez, 2013, Zootaxa, 3637: 586, reported the species from Florencia municipality, Caquetá, Colombia. 

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