Excidobates captivus (Myers, 1982)

Santiago poison frog, Rio Santiago poison frog



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Dendrobates captivus Myers, 1982; Adelphobates captivus (Myers, 1982)


Conservation Status

Last record: 1929

Rediscovered in 2006

IUCN RedList status: Least Concern





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Myers, C. W. (1982). Spotted poison frogs: Descriptions of three new Dendrobates from western Amazonia, and resurrection of a lost species from "Chiriqui". American Museum Novitates [1982]: 1-23.


Other references:

IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2013. Excidobates captivus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T55178A43528104. Downloaded on 19 May 2016.

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)]

Twomey, Evan and Brown, Jason L. (2008). Spotted poison frogs: rediscovery of a lost species and a new genus (Anura: Dendrobatidae) from northwestern Peru. Herpetologica 64(1): 121-137.


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