Hyloxalus edwardsi (Lynch, 1982)

Edwards' poison frog, Edwards' rocket frog



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Colostethus edwardsi Lynch, 1982


Conservation Status


Last record: 1996

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

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


Other references:

Anganoy-Criollo, Marvin et al. (2022). The Enigmatic Hyloxalus edwardsi Species Group (Anura: Dendrobatidae): Phylogenetic Position, a New Species, and New Putative Morphological Synapomorphies. Herpetologica 78(4): 253-267.

IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2017. Hyloxalus edwardsi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T55074A85893381. Downloaded on 16 December 2017.

Rivero, J.A. 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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