Paruwrobates andinus (Myers & Burrowes, 1987)

La Planada poison frog



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Epipedobates andinus Myers and Burrowes, 1987 (protonym); Dendrobates andinus (Myers & Burrowes, 1987); Ameerega andina (Myers & Burrowes, 1987); Ameerega andinus (Myers & Burrowes, 1987) [orth. error]


Conservation Status


Last record: 1990's (IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2019)

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Myers, C. W. and Burrowes, P. (1987). A new poison frog (Dendrobates) from andean Colombia, with notes on a lowland relative. American Museum Novitates 2899: 1-17.


Other references:

IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. (2019). Ameerega andina. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T55212A49338865. Downloaded on 24 March 2019.

Kahn, T. R. and Rada, M. (2016). La Planada Poison Frog: Ameerega andina (Myers and Burrowes, 1987), pp. 116-120. In: Kahn, T. R., La Marca, E., Lotters, S., Brown, J. L., Twomey, E. and Amézquita, A. (eds.). Aposematic Poison Frogs (Dendrobatidae) of the Andean Countries: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Perú and Venezuela (Conservation International Tropical Field Guide Series). Arlington, USA: Conservation International. xxiii + 588 pp.

Rueda-Almonacid, J. V. (1999). Anfibios y Reptiles amenazados de extinción en Colombia. Revista de la Academia Colombiana de Ciencias Exactas Fisicas y Naturales 23(Special Suppl.): 475-497.


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