Ameerega boliviana (Boulenger, 1902)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Ameerega bolivianus (Boulenger, 1902); Epipedobates bolivianus (Boulenger, 1902)


Conservation Status

Last record: 1902

Rediscovered in 1998

IUCN RedList status: Least Concern





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Boulenger, G.A. 1902. Description of new batrachian in the collection of the British Museum. Annals and Magazine of Natural History [1902]: 552-557.


Other references:

Barbour, T. and Noble, G.K. 1920. Some amphibians from northwestern Peru, with a revision of the genera Phyllobates and Telmatobius. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology: 395-427.

Claudia Cortez, Steffen Reichle, Ignacio De la Riva, Jörn Köhler. 2004. Ameerega boliviana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55216A11270799. Downloaded on 12 February 2017.

De la Riva, I., Köhler, J., Lötters, S. and Reichle, S. 2000. Ten years of research on Bolivian amphibians: updated checklist, distribution, taxonomic problems, literature and iconography. Revista Espanola de Herpetologia: 19-164.

Edwards, S.R. 1971. Taxonomic notes on South American Colostethus with descriptions of two new species. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington: 147-162.

Frost, D.R. 1985. Amphibian Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. Allen Press and the Association of Systematic Collections, Lawrence, Kansas.

Gonzales, L., Lötters, S. and Reichle, S. 1999. On the dendrobatid frogs from Bolivia: rediscovery of Epipedobates bolivianus (Boulenger, 1902), first record of Colostethus brunneus (Cope, 1887) and comments on other species (Anura: Dendrobatidae). Herpetozoa [1999]: 179-186.

Myers, C.W., Daly, J.W. and Malkin, B. 1978. A dangerously toxic new frog (Phyllobates) used by Embera Indians of western Colombia with discussion of blowgun fabrication and dart poisoning. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History: 307-366.

Scheffers, Brett R., Yong, Ding Li, Harris, J. Berton C., Giam, Xingli and Sodhi, Navjot S. (2011). The world’s rediscovered species: back from the brink? PLoS ONE 6(7): e22531. [Supporting Information (Table S1)]


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