Hyloxalus sylvaticus (Barbour and Noble, 1920)

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

Phyllobates sylvatica Barbour and Noble, 1920, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 63: 396. Holotype: MCZ 5344, by original designation. Type locality: "from stream-bed at Tabacónas (near Huancabamba) [Provincia Cajamarca,] northwestern Peru".

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

Hyloxalus sylvaticusGrant, Frost, Caldwell, Gagliardo, Haddad, Kok, Means, Noonan, Schargel, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 299: 169.

English Names

Forest Rocket Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 49).

Distribution

Amazonian slopes of the Eastern Andes and in the Huancabamba Depression in northern Peru, 2000-3250 m; possibly into Ecuador.

Comment

See account by Duellman and Wild, 1993, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 157: 1-53. Rivero and Almendáriz C., 1992 "1991", Politécnica, Quito, 16: 115, thought this species might extend into Ecuador. Duellman, 2004, Sci. Pap. Nat. Hist. Mus. Univ. Kansas, 35: 38-40, provided an account.

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