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Hyloxalus ruizi Lynch, 1982:371

Ruiz's rocket frog



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Colostethus ruizi Lynch, 1982:371


Conservation Status

Last record: 1979 (IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group, 2017)

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Fusagasuga, between Alto de San Miguel and Aguadita, on the western flank of the eastern Andes, Cundinamarca Department, Colombia (IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group, 2017)


Biology & Ecology




Holotype: ICN 5419

Type locality: "on the border of a stream, [along] the road to Fusagasuga, between [Alto de] San Miguel and La Aguadita [Departamento Cundinamarca, Colombia]" (Lynch, 1982:[pagination?])






Original scientific description:

Lynch, J. D. (1982). Two new species of poison-dart frogs (Colostethus) from Colombia. Herpetologica 38: 366-374.


Other references:

Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World, : 49

IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. (2017). Hyloxalus ruizi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T55143A85890887. Downloaded on 16 October 2017.

Rivero, J. A. (1990 "1988"). Sobre las relaciones de las espceies del género Colostethus (Amphibia, Dendrobatidae). Memoria de la Sociedad de Ciencias Naturales La Salle 48(129): 3-32.

Ruiz-Carranza, P.M., Ardila-Robayo, M.C. and Lynch, J.D. 1996. Lista actualizada de la fauna de Amphibia de Colombia. Revista de la Academia Colombiana de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales 20(77): 365-415.


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