Colostethus

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Colostethus
Colosthethus flotator.jpg
Rainforest Rocket Frog, Colostethus flotator
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Amphibia
Subclass: Lissamphibia
Order: Anura
Suborder: Neobatrachia
Family: Dendrobatidae
Subfamily: Colostethinae
Genus: Colostethus
Cope, 1866
Species

Over 80, See text.

Colostethus is a large genus of poison dart frogs native to Central and South America. There are currently over eighty species in this genus. Unlike most members of the family Dendrobatidae, members of the genus Colostethus are not usually brightly colored or poisonous. Colostethus is paraphyletic as presently delimited, because although all species have a common ancestor, not all species descended from that ancestor are included in Colostethus. Current evolutionary studies will likely result in splitting of Colostethus into segregate genera in the near future.

Since a 2006 review, Hyloxalus has absorbed many of the species, while Silverstoneia aggregated three.[1]

Species[edit]

Silverstoneia[edit]

Moved to Silverstoneia genus by Grant et al., 2006[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Grant, T., Frost, D. R., Caldwell, J. P., Gagliardo, R., Haddad, C. F. B., Kok, P. J. R., Means, D. B., Noonan, B. P., Schargel, W. E., and Wheeler, W. C. (2006). Phylogenetic systematics of dart-poison frogs and their relatives (Amphibia: Athesphatanura: Dendrobatidae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 299, 1-262 (http://digitallibrary.amnh.org/dspace/bitstream/2246/5803/1/B299.pdf)
  2. ^ Grant, T., Frost, D. R., Caldwell, J. P., Gagliardo, R., Haddad, C. F. B., Kok, P. J. R., Means, D. B., Noonan, B. P., Schargel, W. E., and Wheeler, W. C. (2006). Phylogenetic systematics of dart-poison frogs and their relatives (Amphibia: Athesphatanura: Dendrobatidae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 299, 1-262 (http://digitallibrary.amnh.org/dspace/bitstream/2246/5803/1/B299.pdf)

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