Colostethus jacobuspetersi Rivero, 1991

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Dendrobatoidea > Family: Dendrobatidae > Subfamily: Colostethinae > Genus: Colostethus > Species: Colostethus jacobuspetersi

Colostethus jacobuspetersi Rivero, 1991, Caribb. J. Sci., 27: 2. Holotype: USNM 282893, by original designation. Type locality: "Quito, Barrio Villa Flora, S. part of the city, 2800 m, Provincia de Pichincha", Ecuador

Colostethus torrenticola Rivero, 1991, Caribb. J. Sci., 27: 4. Holotype: USNM 282603, by original designation. Type locality: "5 km N. Pallatanga, at waterfall and Saint Mary Sanctuary, 2450 m, Provincia Chimborazo", Ecuador. Synonymy by Coloma, 1995, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 87: 35.

English Names

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

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

Distribution

Inter-Andean valleys of Guayllabamba, Toachi, Chimbo, and Cañar, and on the western slopes of the Andes in northern and central Ecuador, where it occupies areas between 1500 and 3800 m.

Comment

See account by Coloma, 1995, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 87: 35. The MS name Colostethus orthius Edwards, 1974, Unpubl. PhD Dissert., U. Kansas: 244, is included in this taxon. Almendáriz C. and Orcés, 2004, Politécnica, Quito, 25: 110-111, provided distributional data for Ecuador. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Colostethus jacobuspetersi) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 223.

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