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

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Dendrobatoidea > Family: Aromobatidae > Subfamily: Anomaloglossinae > Genus: Anomaloglossus
26 species

Anomaloglossus Grant, Frost, Caldwell, Gagliardo, Haddad, Kok, Means, Noonan, Schargel, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 299: 158. Type species: Colostethus beebei Noble, 1923, by original designation.

English Names

None noted.

Distribution

Pacific slopes the Andes in Colombia and northwestern Ecuador; throughout the Guyanan and Amazonian region of Venezuela and the Guianas and in the Atlantic Forest of Brazil.

Comment

Vacher, Kok, Rodrigues, Lima, Lorenzini, Martinez, Fallet, Courtois, Blanc, Gaucher, Dewynter, Jairam, Ouboter, Thébaud, and Fouquet, 2017, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 112: 158–173, discussed on the basis of molecular phylogenetics the cryptic diversity in the genus, its biogeography, and life history. They delimited an Anomaloglossus degranvillei group (Anomaloglossus surinamensis, Anomaloglossus degranvillei, and 6 unnamed species) and the Anomaloglossus stepheni group (Anomaloglossus apiau, Anomaloglossus baeobatrachus, Anomaloglossus leopardus, Anomaloglossus stepheni, and 6 unnamed species).  Grant, Rada, Anganoy-Criollo, Batista, Dias, Jeckel, Machado, and Rueda-Almonacid, 2017, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 12 (Special Issue): 1–90, provided an extensive phylogenetic analysis and discussion recognizing three species groups, Anomaloglossus stepheni group (Anomaloglossus apiau, Anomaloglossus baeobatrachus, Anomaloglossus degranvillei, Anomaloglossus stepheni), Anomaloglossus megacephalus group (Anomaloglossus megacephalus, Anomaloglossus verbeeksnyderorum, Anomaloglossus wothuja), Anomaloglossus beebei group (Anomaloglossus beebei, Anomaloglossus kaiei, Anomaloglossus praderioi, Anomaloglossus roraima, Anomaloglossus rufulus), with a few species (Anomaloglossus tamacuarensis, Anomaloglossus tepuyensis) placed phylogenetically but not placed in a species group. 

Contained taxa (26 sp.):

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