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Epipedobates tricolor
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Dendrobatidae
Subfamily: Colostethinae
Genus: Epipedobates
Myers, 1987

About 30 currently described species, see text.

Epipedobates is a genus of poison dart frogs native to northern South America. Recently, many of the species were placed in the revived genus, Ameerega.[1]


Epipedobates is a large genus, formerly comprising about 30 described species.

Some species[edit]

Species formerly in Epipedobates[edit]

These 17 species have been moved to the genus Ameerega :


  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) (PDF). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 299, 1–262