Hyloxalus anthracinus Edwards, 1971:155

Anthracite poison frog, South American rocket frog



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Colostethus anthracinus Edwards, 1971


Conservation Status

Last record: December 1991 (11 June 1995?)

Rediscovered in June or July 2009

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered



Ecuador (southern)


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

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


Other references:

Coloma, L. A. (1995). Ecuadorian frogs of the genus Colostethus (Anura: Dendrobatidae). University of Kansas Natural History Museum Miscellaneous Publication 87: 1-72.

Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Taran Grant, Manuel Morales. (2004). Hyloxalus anthracinus. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. ( Downloaded on 13 February 2013.


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