Aromobates alboguttatus (Boulenger, 1903)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Dendrobatoidea > Family: Aromobatidae > Subfamily: Aromobatinae > Genus: Aromobates > Species: Aromobates alboguttatus

Phyllobates alboguttatus Boulenger, 1903, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 7, 11: 482. Holotype: BMNH 1947.2.13.88, according to Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 87. Type locality: "Merida, [Estado Mérida,] Venezuela, at an altitude of 1600 metres".

Prostherapis alboguttatusRivero, 1961, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 126: 163.

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

Colostethus inflexus Rivero, 1980 "1978", Mem. Soc. Cienc. Nat. La Salle, 38: 97. Holotype: UPRM 4696, by original designation. Type locality: "El Almogral, entre Boca del Monte y el cruce La Grita—Bailadores, Carr. de Pregonero, Edo. Táchira, Venezuela, 3075 m". Synonymy by Rivero, 1984 "1982", Mem. Soc. Cienc. Nat. La Salle, 42: 9-16. See comment.

Nephelobates alboguttatusLa Marca, 1994, Inst. Geograf. Fac. Cienc. Forestal., Univ. Los Andes, An. Invest., 1991: 40.

Nephelobates inflexusLa Marca, 1997, in La Marca (ed.), Vert. Actual. Fosil. Venezuela: 105. Elevation without comment.

Aromobates alboguttatusGrant, Frost, Caldwell, Gagliardo, Haddad, Kok, Means, Noonan, Schargel, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 299: 160.

English Names

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

Distribution

Páramos and immediate subpáramos of the Mérida and Táchira Andes of Venezuela, 1600-3090 m elevation.

Comment

See account by Rivero, 1961, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 126: 163-164. The published descriptions of specimens allocated to this name vary suspiciously; Edwards, 1974, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 30: 2, listed the species as webless and Rivero, 1978 "1976", Mem. Soc. Cienc. Nat. La Salle, 35: 327-344, considered the species to have a short basal web and lateral fringes. Barrio-Amorós, 2004, Rev. Ecol. Latino Am., 9: 7, reported on distribution and relevant literature. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Nephelobates alboguttatus) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 234, in which they status that Colostethus inflexus Rivero may yet prove to be a distinct species. Barrio-Amorós and Santos, 2012, Zootaxa, 3422: 24, suggested that the type material of Colostethus inflexus requires additional examination prior to placing that taxon in the synonymy of Colostethus alboguttatus.

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