Ranitomeya variabilis

Brown, Jason L., Twomey, Evan, Amézquita, Adolfo, Souza, Moisés Barbosa De, Caldwell, Jana- Lee P., Lötters, Stefan, May, Rudolf Von, Melo-Sampaio, Paulo Roberto, Mejía-Vargas, Daniel, Perez-Peña, Pedro, Pepper, Mark, Poelman, Erik H., Sanchez-Rodriguez, Manuel & Summers, Kyle, 2011, A taxonomic revision of the Neotropical poison frog genus Ranitomeya (Amphibia: Dendrobatidae) 3083, Zootaxa 3083 (1), pp. 1-120: 78

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.11646/zootaxa.3083.1.1

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5244627

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/1D338788-950D-1516-C8FC-9EDB3892FA78

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Ranitomeya variabilis
status

 

Ranitomeya variabilis   species group

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Tables 1, 4 – 6

A monophyletic assemblage of two species: Ranitomeya variabilis Zimmermann & Zimmermann 1988   and R. amazonica Schulte 1999   .

Definition and diagnosis. Medium to large adult size ( SVL 14 – 21 mm); two prevalent dorsal patterns: large ovoid black spots on greenish dorsum or complete yellow to red dorsolateral stripes, middorsal stripe and oblique lateral stripes (note that occasionally these species possess ventrolateral stripes, or an intermediate between oblique lateral and ventrolateral stripes, suggesting this trait is a continuous character); large intestine of larvae entirely pigmented; LTRF 2 (2)/3(1), oral disc emarginated; larvae gray, tadpoles cannibalistic on embryos and other tadpoles; eggs gray; neither males nor females territorial; promiscuous mating system with male parental care; females produce between 2 – 6 eggs per mating. Advertisement calls consist of short, regularly spaced buzz calls, notes 0.16 – 0.44 sec in length, repeated at 24 – 70 notes per minute ( Fig. 14 View FIGURE 14 )   .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Amphibia

Order

Anura

Family

Dendrobatidae

Genus

Ranitomeya