Allobates marchesianus (Melin, 1941)

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

Phyllobates marchesianus Melin, 1941, Göteborgs K. Vetensk. Vitterh. Samh. Handl., Ser. B, 1: 64. Syntypes: NHMG 509, according to Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 91. Type locality: "Taracuá, Rio Uaupés, [Estado do Amazonas,] Brazil".

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

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

English Names

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

Distribution

Central and upper Amazon Basin of Brazil and lower Amazonian slopes of the Andes in Colombia (Amazonas and Putumayo), Venezuela, Ecuador, and Peru (see comment).

Comment

See account by Edwards, 1974, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 30: 7-10. Without discussion, considered a synonym of Allobates brunneus (as Colostethus brunneus) by Silverstone, 1976, Sci. Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 27: 6. Rodríguez and Duellman, 1994, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 22: 16, provided a brief account as Colostethus marchesianus. 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, or the the Colostethus trilineatus group of Morales, 2002 "2000", Publ. Asoc. Amigos Doñana, 13: 1-59 (who provided a species account). See account by Coloma, 1995, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 87: 41. The report by Reichle and Köhler, 1996, Herpetofauna, Weinstadt, 18: 32-34, for Bolivia is actually Allobates trilineatus according to De la Riva, Köhler, Lötters, and Reichle, 2000, Rev. Esp. Herpetol., 14: 29. Caldwell, Lima, and Keller, 2002, Copeia, 2002: 157-165, redescribed topotypes and noted that it is unlikely that the population at the type locality is conspecific with other populations currently referred to as Allobates marchesianus. Caldwell, Lima, and Biavati, 2002, Copeia, 2002: 166-172, suggested that the nearest relative of Allobates marchesianus is Allobates caeruleodactylus. Morales, 1994, Rev. Esp. Herpetol., 8: 95–103, reported the species for Venezuela. Barrio-Amorós, 2004, Rev. Ecol. Latino Am., 9: 7, reported on distribution and relevant literature. Barrio-Amorós and Santos, 2009, Phyllomedusa, 8: 98, implied that records of Allobates marchesianus from Venezuela apply to an unnamed species.

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