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Adelphobates Grant, Frost, Caldwell, Gagliardo, Haddad, Kok, Means, Noonan, Schargel, and Wheeler, 2006

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Dendrobatidae > Subfamily: Dendrobatinae > Genus: Adelphobates
3 species

Adelphobates Grant, Frost, Caldwell, Gagliardo, Haddad, Kok, Means, Noonan, Schargel, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 299: 172. Type species: Dendrobates castaneoticus Caldwell and Myers, 1990.

English Names

None noted.

Distribution

Central and lower Amazon drainage of Peru and Brazil; expected in adjacent Bolivia.

Comment

Lötters, Jungfer, Henkel, and Schmidt, 2007, Poison Frogs: 515, commented on the state of taxonomic understanding in this group. Twomey and Brown, 2008, Herpetologica, 64: 135, suggested that Adelphobates is the sister taxon of Minyobates (the older name) and that the two could conveniently be synonymized. Santos, Coloma, Summers, Caldwell, Ree, and Cannatella, 2009, PLoS Biol., 7(3)e56: 0001-0014, disputed the recognition of this taxon, considering it the Dendrobates galactonotus group, but did not falsify the phylogenetic structure upon which this taxonomy was based. Pyron and Wiens, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 61: 543-583, in their study of Genbank sequences, confirmed this result and adopted the same taxonomy. Brown, Twomey, Amézquita, Souza, Caldwell, Lötters, von May, Melo-Sampaio, Mejía-Vargas, Pérez-Peña, Pepper, Poelman, Sanchez-Rodriguez, and Summers, 2011, Zootaxa, 3083: 10, rejected this synonymy.

Contained taxa (3 sp.):

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