Aromobates orostoma (Rivero, 1978)

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

Colostethus orostoma Rivero, 1978 "1976", Mem. Soc. Cienc. Nat. La Salle, 35: 337. Holotype: UPRM 4509, by original designation. Type locality: "Boca de Monte, Camino de Pregonero, 2615 m, Edo. Táchira, Venezuela".

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

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

English Names

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

Distribution

Known only from the vicinity of the type locality (Boca de Monte, Táchira, Venezuela), 2300-2800 m elevation.

Comment

Barrio-Amorós, 2004, Rev. Ecol. Latino Am., 9: 8, reported on distribution and relevant literature. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Nephelobates orostoma) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 236. Barrio-Amorós and Santos, 2012, Zootaxa, 3422: 24, suggested that the type material of Colostethus orostoma requires additional examination to confirm its status.

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