Ameerega Bauer, 1986

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Dendrobatoidea > Family: Dendrobatidae > Subfamily: Colostethinae > Genus: Ameerega
31 species

Ameerega Bauer, 1986, Ripa, Netherlands, November: 5. Type species: Hyla trivittata Spix, 1824, by original designation.

Phobobates Zimmermann and Zimmermann, 1988, Salamandra, 24: 134. Type species: Dendrobates silverstonei Myers and Daly, 1979, by original designation. Synonymy with Epipedobates by Myers, Paolillo-O., and Daly, 1991, Am. Mus. Novit., 3002: 18. Synonymy with Ameerega noted by Walls, 1994, Jewels of the Rainforest: 283. Synonymy with Ameerega by Grant, Frost, Caldwell, Gagliardo, Haddad, Kok, Means, Noonan, Schargel, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 299: 163.

Pseudendrobates Bauer, 1988, Het Paludarium, Netherlands, November: 2. Type species: Dendrobates silverstonei Myers and Daly, 1979, by original designation. Coined as a subgenus of Phyllobates. Objective synonym by reason of sharing the type species.

Paruwrobates Bauer, 1994, Ripa, Netherlands, Fall: 3. Type species: Dendrobates andinus Myers and Burrowes, 1987, by original designation. Synonymy by Grant, Frost, Caldwell, Gagliardo, Haddad, Kok, Means, Noonan, Schargel, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 299: 164.

English Names

None noted.

Distribution

Mato Grosso do Sul and Goias, Brazil, north and northwest throughout the Amazonian South America, west to the foothills of the Andes in Bolivia to Venezuela; Panama.

Comment

See Grant, Frost, Caldwell, Gagliardo, Haddad, Kok, Means, Noonan, Schargel, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 299, for discussion of taxonomic history and revision. Roberts, Brown, von May, Arizabal, Schulte, and Summers, 2006, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 41: 149-164, discussed phylogeny of selected species (as Epipedobates). See comment under Colostethus. Pyron and Wiens, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 61: 543-583, in their study of Genbank sequences, confirmed the monophyly of this taxon, although suggesting that its recognition renders Colostethus paraphyletic; they also provided a tree of exemplar species.

Contained taxa (31 sp.):

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