This family includes many of the former Colostethus. These frogs lack the ability to sequester alkaloids, although some species, such as Aromobates nocturnus, appear to be noxious.

Subfamilies contained within Aromobatidae:

Allobates

Zimmerman and Zimmerman, 1988

Defined by a very short 4th finger, swollen third finger in adult males, extensive webbing around the feet, and a lack of palatine bones. Found throughout South America and in the Lesser Antilles.

  • Allobates alessandroi Grant and Rodriguez 2001
  • Allobates algoreiBarrio-Amoros & Santos 2009
  • Allobates amissibilis Kok et al. 2013
  • Allobates bromelicola Test 1956
  • Allobates bacurau Simões 2016
  • Allobates brunneus Cope 1887
  • Allobates caeruleodactylus Lima and Caldwell 2001
  • Allobates caribeBarrio-Amoros et al. 2006
  • Allobates cepedai Morales 2002
  • Allobates chalcopisKaiser, Coloma and Gray 1994
  • Allobates conspicuusMorales 2002
  • Allobates crombieiMorales 2002
  • Allobates femoralisBoulenger 1884
  • Allobates flaviventris Melo-Sampaio et al. 2013
  • Allobates fratisenescusMorales 2002
  • Allobates fuscellusMorales 2002
  • Allobates gasconiMorales 2002
  • Allobates goianusBokermann 1975
  • Allobates granti Kok et al. 2006
  • Allobates grillisimilis Simões et al. 2013
  • Allobates hodli Simões et al. 2010
  • Allobates humilisRivero 1980
  • Allobates ignotus Anganoy-Criollo 2012
  • Allobates insperatusMorales 2002
  • Allobates juaniiMorales 1994
  • Allobates kingsburyiBoulenger 1918
  • Allobates mandelorumSchmidt 1932
  • Allobates magnussoni Lima et al. 2014
  • Allobates marchesianusMelin 1941
  • Allobates masnigerMorales 2002
  • Allobates mcdiarmidiReynolds and Foster 1992
  • Allobates melanolaemusGrant and Rodriguez 2001
  • Allobates myersiPyburn 1981
  • Allobates nidicolaCaldwell and Lima 2003
  • Allobates niputidea Grant et al. 2007
  • Allobates olfersioidesLutz 1925
  • Allobates ornatusMorales 2002
  • Allobates paleovarzensis Lima et al. 2010
  • Allobates picachosArdila-Robayo, Acosta-Galvis, & Coloma 2000
  • Allobates pittieriLa Marca, Manzanilla & Mijares-Urrutia 2004
  • Allobates ranoidesBoulenger 1918
  • Allobates sanmartiniRivero, Langone, and Prigioni 1986
  • Allobates subfolionidificans Lima et al. 2007
  • Allobates sumtuosusMorales 2002
  • Allobates talamancaeCope 1875
  • Allobates tapajos Lima et al. 2015
  • Allobates trilineatusBoulenger 1884
  • Allobates undulatusMyers and Donnelly 2001
  • Allobates vanzoliniusMorales 2002
  • Allobates wayuuAcosta-Galvis, Cuentas, & Coloma 1999
  • Allobates zaparoSilverstone 1976
Rheobates

Grant et al., 2006

The two species of this genus possess cryptic coloration and extensively webbed feet. It can be distinguished from Aromobates and Mannophryne by the absence of dorsolateral stripes and a dark throat patch, respectively. These frogs are distributed throughout the Cordillera Oriental of Colombia.

  • Rheobates palmatusWerner 1899
  • Rheobates pseudopalmatusRivero and Serna 2000
Anomaloglossus

Grant et al. 2006

This genus is defined by the presence of a median lingual process. Other characteristics include cryptic coloration, webbed feet, finger I shorter than finger II, and lack of toxins. Distributed from the Pacific coast of Colombia to the Venezuelan tepuis.

  • Anomaloglossus astralogaster Myers et al. 2012
  • Anomaloglossus atopoglossusGrant, Humphrey, and Myers 1997
  • Anomaloglossus ayarzaguenaiLa Marca 1997
  • Anomaloglossus baeobatrachusBoistel and de Massary 1999
  • Anomaloglossus beebeiNoble 1923
  • Anomaloglossus breweriBarrio-Amorós 2006
  • Anomaloglossus confusus Myers & Grant 2009
  • Anomaloglossus degranvilleiLescure 1975
  • Anomaloglossus guanayensisLa Marca 1997
  • Anomaloglossus isthminus Myers et al. 2012
  • Anomaloglossus kaiei Kok et al. 2006
  • Anomaloglossus lacrimosusMyers 1991
  • Anomaloglossus leopardus Ouboter and Jairam 2012
  • Anomaloglossus megacephalus Kok et al. 2010
  • Anomaloglossus moffetti Barrio-Amoros & Brewer-Carias 2008
  • Anomaloglossus murisipanensisLa Marca 1997
  • Anomaloglossus parimaeLa Marca 1997
  • Anomaloglossus parkeraeMeinhardt and Parmalee 1996
  • Anomaloglossus praderioiLa Marca 1997
  • Anomaloglossus roraimaLa Marca 1997
  • Anomaloglossus rufulus Gorzula 1990
  • Anomaloglossus shreveiRivero 1961
  • Anomaloglossus stepheniMartins 1989
  • Anomaloglossus surinamensis Ouboter & Jairam 2012
  • Anomaloglossus tamacuarensisMyers and Donnelly 1997
  • Anomaloglossus tepequem Fouquet et al. 2015
  • Anomaloglossus tepuyensisLa Marca 1997
  • Anomaloglossus triunfo Barrio-Amoros et al. 2004
  • Anomaloglossus verbeeksnyderorum Barrio-Amoros et al. 2010
  • Anomaloglossus wothuja Barrio-Amoros et al. 2004
Aromobates

Myers, 1991

Distinguished by DNA sequences from other poison frog genera. Morphologically, these frogs possess a pale dorsolateral stripe and webbed feet. They are distributed throughout the Merida Andes of Venezuela and parts of Colombia.

  • Aromobates alboguttatusBoulenger 1903
  • Aromobates cannatellai Barrio-Amoros & Santos 2012
  • Aromobates capurinensisPéfaur 1993
  • Aromobates durantiPéfaur 1985
  • Aromobates ericksonae Barrio-Amoros & Santos 2012
  • Aromobates haydeeaeRivero 1978
  • Aromobates leopardalisRivero 1978
  • Aromobates mayorgaiRivero 1980
  • Aromobates meridensisDole and Durant 1973
  • Aromobates molinariiLa Marca 1985
  • Aromobates nocturnusMyers, Paolillo O., and Daly 1991
  • Aromobates ornatissimus Barrio-Amoros et al. 2011
  • Aromobates orostomaRivero 1978
  • Aromobates saltuensisRivero 1980
  • Aromobates serranusPéfaur 1985
  • Aromobates tokuko Rojas-Runjaic et al. 2011
  • Aromobates walterarpi La Marca and Otero-Lopez 2012
  • Aromobates zippeli Barrio-Amoros & Santos 2012
Mannophryne

La Marca, 1992

Defined by its dermal collar and stippled abdominal coloration on adult males.

  • Mannophryne caquetioMijares-Urrutia and Arends-R. 1999
  • Mannophryne collarisBoulenger 1912
  • Mannophryne cordillerianaLa Marca 1995
  • Mannophryne herminaeBoettger 1893
  • Mannophryne lamarcaiMijares-Urrutia and Arends-R. 1999
  • Mannophryne larandinaYústiz 1991
  • Mannophryne leonardoi Manzanilla et al. 2007
  • Mannophryne neblinaTest 1956
  • Mannophryne oblitterataRivero 1984
  • Mannophryne olmonaeHardy 1983
  • Mannophryne orellana Barrio-Amoros et al. 2010
  • Mannophryne riveroiDonoso-Barros 1965
  • Mannophryne speeri La Marca 2009
  • Mannophryne trinitatisGarman 1888
  • Mannophryne trujillensis Vargas Galarce and La Marca 2007
  • Mannophryne urticans Barrio-Amorós et al. 2010
  • Mannophryne venezuelensis Manzanilla et al. 2007
  • Mannophryne vulcano Barrio-Amorós et al. 2010
  • Mannophryne yustiziLa Marca 1989

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