With the update of this website, one of our new goals is to add species accounts for the entire subfamily Dendrobatinae, rather than focusing only on Peruvian species.
With that in mind, we’re happy to announce that an account for the enigmatic species Andinobates abditus has been added.
This account was contributed by Santiago Ron from AmphibiaWeb Ecuador who offered to allow us to post a translation of their account.
Andinobates abditus is one of only few remaining “lost species”. It has not been seen in decades, despite relatively recent attempts to find it. Given that there are only two photos of this species in life, we’ve instead decided to use artwork from Ted Kahn for the species account image. This drawing, as well as many others like it, can be found in the new Conservation International volume “Aposematic Poison Frogs (Dendrobatidae) of the Andean Countries”.