Anomaloglossus rufulus
family: Dendrobatidae

© 2012 César L. Barrio Amoros (1 of 1)

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Venezuela

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
See IUCN account.
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is restricted to the summit of the Chimantá Massif, where two specimens were collected on the north-western edge of the Amurí tepui, at 2,100 and 2,600m asl, in Venezuela. These two specimens were collected 45km apart and, according to Walls (1994), could possibly represent two species. This species could occur more widely.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs in high montane environments, on the tops of tepui, where one specimen was taken from within the root mat of a Bonnetia roraimae tree. This species presumably breeds by larval development, but it is not known where the larvae develop.


It is probably a common frog at the type locality.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There is no information known about threats to this species, but it occurs in a region of very limited human impact.

Conservation Actions

Its range is within Parque Nacional Canaima. Further taxonomic research is required to determine whether or not the two specimens collected so far are conspecific.


Enrique La Marca, Celsa Señaris 2004. Anomaloglossus rufulus. In: IUCN 2014


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