Silverstoneia erasmios

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Silverstoneia erasmios
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Dendrobatidae
Genus: Silverstoneia
Species: S. erasmios
Binomial name
Silverstoneia erasmios
(Rivero and Serna, 2000)

Colostethus erasmios Rivero and Serna, 2000 "1995"

Silverstoneia erasmios is a species of frog in the family Dendrobatidae. It is endemic to Colombia where it is known from the Cordillera Occidental and Cordillera Central in the Antioquia Department.[2][3]

Validity of this species is uncertain; females are indistinguishable from Silverstoneia nubicola but males are unknown. Its higher altitudinal range (to 1,940 m (6,360 ft) asl) than Silverstoneia nubicola (maximum elevation 1,300–1,600 m (4,300–5,200 ft)) suggests that it might be a distinct species. Other data (males, vocalizarions, DNA samples) are needed to resolve this question.[4]


Adult females measure 21–22 mm (0.83–0.87 in) in snout–vent length (based on two specimens); males are unknown. Ventral colouration is immculate. Thigh colouration is light.[4]


  1. ^ Lynch, J. & Castro, F. (2004). "Silverstoneia erasmios". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2004: e.T55076A11235816. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55076A11235816.en. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2015). "Silverstoneia erasmios (Rivero and Serna, 2000)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 12 April 2015.
  3. ^ Acosta-Galvis, A.R. (2014). "Silverstoneia erasmios (Rivero & Serna, 2000 "1995")". Lista de los Anfibios de Colombia V.05.2015.0. Retrieved 12 April 2015.
  4. ^ a b Grant, T.; Myers, C. W. (2013). "Review of the frog genus Silverstoneia, with descriptions of five new species from the Colombian Chocó (Dendrobatidae: Colostethinae)". American Museum Novitates. 3784: 1–58. doi:10.1206/3784.2.