Excitobates captivus

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Taxonavigation: Anura 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Olfactores
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Cladus: Euteleostomi
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Amphibia
Subclassis: Lissamphibia
Ordo: Anura

Familia: Dendrobatidae
Subfamilia: Dendrobatinae
Genus: Excitobates
Species: Excitobates captivus


Excitobates captivus (Myers, 1982)

Type locality: "mouth of the Río Santiago, 580 feet (177 m.) elevation, Department of Amazonas, Peru. The Río Santiago flows into the Río Marañón at about 4° 26´ S, 77° 38´ W".

Holotype: AMNH 42963.



  • Myers, 1982, Am. Mus. Novit., 2721: 14.
  • Grant, Frost, Caldwell, Gagliardo, Haddad, Kok, Means, Noonan, Schargel, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 299: 172.
  • Twomey and Brown, 2008, Herpetologica, 64: 121–137.
  • Frost, D. 2008. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 5.2 (15 July, 2008). Electronic Database accessible at www.research.amnh.org/herpetology/amphibia. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Excitobates captivus
  • 2007 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species IUCN: Excitobates captivus (Data Deficient) Downloaded on 24 May 2008. (as Dendrobates captivus)

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Rio Santiago Poison Frog