Andinobates minutus (Shreve, 1935)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Dendrobatoidea > Family: Dendrobatidae > Subfamily: Dendrobatinae > Genus: Andinobates > Species: Andinobates minutus

Dendrobates minutus minutus Shreve, 1935, Occas. Pap. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist., 8: 212-213. Holotype: MCZ 15288, by original designation. Type locality: "Barro Colorado Island, Panama Canal Zone".

Dendrobates shrevei Dunn, 1940, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 92: 109. Holotype: ANSP 21791, by original designation. Type locality: "Cerro Campaña, Prov. Panama (east of the Canal Zone), 3000 feet elevation". Synonymy by Savage, 1968, Copeia, 1968: 760; Silverstone, 1975, Sci. Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 21: 30.

Ranitomeya minutaAnonymous, 1985, Ripa, Netherlands, April: 2, by implication.

Minyobates minutusMyers, 1987, Pap. Avulsos Zool., São Paulo, 36: 304.

Dendrobates minutusJungfer, Lötters, and Jörgens, 2000, Herpetofauna, Weinstadt, 22: 11.

Ranitomeya minutaGrant, Frost, Caldwell, Gagliardo, Haddad, Kok, Means, Noonan, Schargel, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 299: 171.

Andinobates minutus —Twomey, Brown, Amézquita, and Mejía-Vargas In Brown, Twomey, Amézquita, Souza, Caldwell, Lötters, von May, Melo-Sampaio, Mejía-Vargas, Pérez-Peña, Pepper, Poelman, Sanchez-Rodriguez, and Summers, 2011, Zootaxa, 3083: 30.

English Names

Bluebelly Poison Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 50).

Blue-bellied Poison-arrow Frog (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 49).

Blue-bellied Poison Frog (Walls, 1994, Jewels of the Rainforest: 26; CITES).

Distribution

Central Panama to midway down the Pacific coast of Colombia, below 1000 m elevation.

Comment

See accounts by Savage, 1968, Copeia, 1968: 760-761; and Silverstone, 1975, Sci. Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 21: 30-31, as Dendrobates minutus. Lötters, Jungfer, Henkel, and Schmidt, 2007, Poison Frogs: 452-453, provided an account and placed this species in their Ranitomeya minuta group. In the Andinobates minutus species group of Brown, Twomey, Amézquita, Souza, Caldwell, Lötters, von May, Melo-Sampaio, Mejía-Vargas, Pérez-Peña, Pepper, Poelman, Sanchez-Rodriguez, and Summers, 2011, Zootaxa, 3083: 30. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 131–136, provided a key to the species of AndinobatesDendrobates, and Oophaga (as Dendrobates) in Central America and provided a map and photograph of this species. 

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