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Colostethus is a genus of poison dart frogs native to Central and South America, from Panama south to Colombia, Ecuador, and northern Peru. Their common name is rocket frogs, but this name may refer to frogs in other genera and families, following the taxonomic revision of the genus in 2006.
Scientific classification :
Colostethus was found to be "rampantly nonmonophyletic" in the taxonomic revision of poison dart frogs published in 2006. Before the revision, it had 138 species, but this was reduced to 18 species, after the former Colostethus were distributed among eight genera in two families, that is, in Dendrobatidae and in the newly established family Aromobatidae (e..g., Anomaloglossus). Within Dendrobatidae, many former Colostethus species were moved to Hyloxalus, while three were moved to the new Silverstoneia genus. Nevertheless, Colostethusis still considered paraphyletic because some Colostethus are more colosely related to Ameerega than to other Colostethus.
Dorsal colouration is cryptic, brown. A pale oblique lateral stripe is present (but may be broken or incomplete). Dorsal skin is granular posteriorly. In adult males, third finger is swollen.
There are currently 20 species in this genus:
Colostethus agilis Lynch and Ruiz-Carranza, 1985
Colostethus alacris Rivero and Granados-Díaz, 1990
Colostethus argyrogaster Morales and Schulte, 1993
Colostethus brachistriatus Rivero and Serna, 1986
Colostethus dysprosium Rivero and Serna, 2000
Colostethus fraterdanieli Silverstone, 1971
Colostethus fugax Morales and Schulte, 1993
Colostethus furviventris Rivero and Serna, 1991
Colostethus imbricolus Silverstone, 1975
Colostethus inguinalis (Cope, 1868)
Colostethus jacobuspetersi Rivero, 1991
Colostethus latinasus (Cope, 1863)
Colostethus lynchi Grant, 1998
Colostethus mertensi (Cochran and Goin, 1964)
Colostethus panamansis (Dunn, 1933)
Colostethus pratti (Boulenger, 1899)
Colostethus ruthveni Kaplan, 1997
Colostethus thorntoni (Cochran and Goin, 1970)
Colostethus ucumari Grant, 2007
Colostethus yaguara Rivero and Serna, 1991
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Santa Marta poison arrow frog, Colostethus ruthveni, Sierra nevada de Santa marta
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