Allobates kingsburyi (Boulenger, 1918)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Dendrobatoidea > Family: Aromobatidae > Subfamily: Allobatinae > Genus: Allobates > Species: Allobates kingsburyi

Phyllobates kingsburyi Boulenger, 1918, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 9, 2: 427. Syntypes: BMNH 1947.2.14.3-6; BMNH 1947.2.14.5 designated lectotype by Silverstone, 1971, Contrib. Sci. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 215: 7. Type locality: "El Topo, Rio Pastaza, [Provincia Pastaza,] Eastern Ecuador, altitude 4200 feet".

Phyllobates intermedius Andersson, 1945, Ark. Zool., 37A(2): 5. Holotype: NHRM 1903, according to Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 90. Type locality: "Rio Pastaza", Provincia Pastaza, Ecuador. Synonymy by Cochran, 1955 "1954", Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 206: 14; Coloma, 1995, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 87: 37.

Colostethus intermediusEdwards, 1971, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 84: 148. Edwards, 1974, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 30: 5-7.

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

Allobates kingsburyiGrant, Frost, Caldwell, Gagliardo, Haddad, Kok, Means, Noonan, Schargel, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 299: 162.

English Names

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

Distribution

Amazonian slopes of Andes in the vicinity of Volcán Reventador and in the Río Pastaza trench, in Napo, Orellana, and Pastaza provinces, Ecuador, 1140-1300 m elevation.

Comment

Prior to the revision of Grant, Frost, Caldwell, Gagliardo, Haddad, Kok, Means, Noonan, Schargel, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 299, placed in the Colostethus brunneus group (Group II) of Rivero, 1990 "1988", Mem. Soc. Cienc. Nat. La Salle, 48: 3-32. Removed from the synonymy of Colostethus latinasus (Dendrobatidae) by Savage, 1968, Copeia, 1968: 755, where it had been placed by Dunn, 1924, Occas. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 151: 1-17. See account by Coloma, 1995, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 87: 37. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Colostethus kingsburyi) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 223, was well as comment by L.A. Coloma that based on molecular evidence this taxon represents a species complex.

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