Excidobates mysteriosus (Myers, 1982)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Dendrobatoidea > Family: Dendrobatidae > Subfamily: Dendrobatinae > Genus: Excidobates > Species: Excidobates mysteriosus

Dendrobates mysteriosus Myers, 1982, Am. Mus. Novit., 2721: 18. Holotype: AMNH 55349, by original designation. Type locality: "vicinity of Santa Rosa, 3000 feet (ca. 900 m.) elevation, upper Río Marañón drainage, Department of Cajamarca, Peru. The type locality lies in the hills northwest of the confluence of the Río Chinchipe with the Río Marañón, at about 5° 22′ S, 78° 41′ W".

Ranitomeya mysteriosaBauer, 1988, Het Paludarium, Netherlands, November: 6.

"Dendrobates" mysteriosusGrant, Frost, Caldwell, Gagliardo, Haddad, Kok, Means, Noonan, Schargel, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 299: 174. Excluded from Colostethus but not assigned to genus.

Excidobates mysteriosusTwomey and Brown, 2008, Herpetologica, 64: 125.

English Names

Maranon Poison Frog (Walls, 1994, Jewels of the Rainforest: 23; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 50).

Distribution

Known only from two localities in Cajamarca Department, Peru (type locality and the Cordillera del Condor).

Comment

See Schulte, 1990, Bol. Lima, 12: 57-68, for second locality and discussion of relationships. Schulte, 1999, Pfeilgiftfrösche: 148-157, provided an account. Grant, Frost, Caldwell, Gagliardo, Haddad, Kok, Means, Noonan, Schargel, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 299: 174, discussed the species, known only from the holotype, and could not allocate it beyond Dendrobatinae, merely retaining it in a non-taxon "Dendrobates". Lötters, Jungfer, Henkel, and Schmidt, 2007, Poison Frogs: 625-626, provided an account. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Dendrobates mysteriosus) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 229.

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