Allobates zaparo

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Sanguine poison frog
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Aromobatidae
Subfamily: Allobatinae
Genus: Allobates
Species: A. zaparo
Binomial name
Allobates zaparo
(Silverstone, 1976)

The sanguine poison frog or Zaparo's poison frog (Allobates zaparo; in Spanish rana venenosa) is a species of frog in the family Aromobatidae. It is native to Ecuador and Peru, where it lives in tropical rainforest habitat.[1]

The frog lays its eggs in forest leaf litter, then carries the young to water.[1]

This species was treated in genus Epipedobates until phylogenetic analysis justified its transfer to Allobates.[2]


  1. ^ a b Icochea, J., et al. 2004. Allobates zaparo. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. Downloaded on 16 April 2015.
  2. ^ Santos, J. C., Coloma, L. A., & Cannatella, D. C. (2003). Multiple, recurring origins of aposematism and diet specialization in poison frogs. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 100(22), 12792-97.