"Colostethus" ruthveni Kaplan, 1997

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Dendrobatoidea > Family: Dendrobatidae > Subfamily: Dendrobatinae > Species: "Colostethus" ruthveni

Colostethus ruthveni Kaplan, 1997, J. Herpetol., 31: 369. Holotype: UMMZ 54618, by original designation. Type locality: "Quebrada Viernes Santo, in the mountains near Santa Marta, Departamento de Magdalena, Colombia".

"Colostethus" ruthveni — Grant, Rada, Anganoy-Criollo, Batista, Dias, Jeckel, Machado, and Rueda-Almonacid, 2017, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 12 (Special Issue): 26. 

English Names

None noted.

Distribution

Elevations of 472-2100 m on the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Departamento del Magdalena, Colombia.

Comment

See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 226. González-Maya, González, Zárrate-Charry, Charry, Cepeda, and Balaguera-Reina, 2011, J. Threatened Taxa, 3: 1633-1636, provided a range extension, as did Granda-Rodríguez, Saboyá-Acosta, del Portillo-Mozo, and Renjifo, 2014, Check List, 10: 674–676, wo provided a range extension and mapped the known localities of this species as well as providing photographs.   Grant, Rada, Anganoy-Criollo, Batista, Dias, Jeckel, Machado, and Rueda-Almonacid, 2017, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 12 (Special Issue): 1–90, noted that the Colostethus ruthveni group (Colostethus ruthveni and an unnamed species) sits within Dendrobatinae and not within Colostethus. Pending a generic description by Grant et al. I retain "Colostethus" ruthveni in Dendrobatinae. 

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