Brilliant-thighed poison frog

Allobates femoralis

''Allobates femoralis'' is a species of frog in the family Aromobatidae.
It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, and Suriname. Its natural habitat is tropical lowland forests.
Allobates femoralis with tadpoles - side view 2, La Isla Escondida, Colombia On this day, we exited the La Isla Escondida reserve after 5 full days there. We followed the same path that took us in, in opposite direction, 7km through the jungle. On our way out, our guide Manuel found this wonderful poison frog with tadpoles on the back. And that makes it the final observation from La Isla Escondida. 
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/73649/allobates_femoralis_with_tadpoles_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/73650/allobates_femoralis_with_tadpoles_-_top_view_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/73651/allobates_femoralis_with_tadpoles_-_side_view_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/73653/allobates_femoralis_with_tadpoles_-_front_view_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/73654/allobates_femoralis_tadpoles_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html

A few closing words on this location:

An unforgettable location for so many reasons. We had a primary rainforest all to ourselves for 5 days, aided by two extraordinary guides. We combined our wide interest in nature with hard work, by taking virtually every possible opportunity to explore and document what this forest has to offer. And it has rewarded us greatly:

https://www.jungledragon.com/tag/50999/la_isla_escondida.html

This set is as large as our typical set is for a total trip. But in this case it was only 5 days. It took me months just to share this single location. We managed to capture a stunning amount of diverse creatures:

- A few epic canopy-only birds
- Stunning insects all over
- Our first mothing attempt in the jungle
- A paradise for herping
- fun with fungi and creative lighting
- Incredible night tours

I could go on, but I'll let the set speak for itself. In 12 years of wildlife travel, nothing has come close to our experience here. I don't think we will ever match or top our productivity here, or the diversity found. But you can count on us to try anyway :) Allobates femoralis,Colombia,Colombia 2018,Colombia South,La Isla Escondida,Putumayo,South America,World

Appearance

''Allobates femoralis'' is a small frog, the males growing to 28 to 33 mm in length and the females being marginally larger. The back is dark brown or black and the limbs dark brown. The throat is black and the belly is white, variously marked with black. A pale brown dorso-lateral stripe runs from the snout to the base of the legs and an intermittent white ventro-lateral line runs from the snout to the arm and onwards to the leg. There is an orange-yellow patch behind the arm and a half-moon shaped orange patch on the outside of the thigh. ''A. femoralis'' resembles ''Lithodytes lineatus'' in general appearance, but the latter has a dorso-lateral line encircling the back, legs barred with dark and light bands of colour, and two or more orange patches on each thigh.
Allobates femoralis tadpoles, La Isla Escondida, Colombia On this day, we exited the La Isla Escondida reserve after 5 full days there. We followed the same path that took us in, in opposite direction, 7km through the jungle. On our way out, our guide Manuel found this wonderful poison frog with tadpoles on the back. And that makes it the final observation from La Isla Escondida. 
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/73649/allobates_femoralis_with_tadpoles_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/73650/allobates_femoralis_with_tadpoles_-_top_view_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/73651/allobates_femoralis_with_tadpoles_-_side_view_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/73652/allobates_femoralis_with_tadpoles_-_side_view_2_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/73653/allobates_femoralis_with_tadpoles_-_front_view_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html

A few closing words on this location:

An unforgettable location for so many reasons. We had a primary rainforest all to ourselves for 5 days, aided by two extraordinary guides. We combined our wide interest in nature with hard work, by taking virtually every possible opportunity to explore and document what this forest has to offer. And it has rewarded us greatly:

https://www.jungledragon.com/tag/50999/la_isla_escondida.html

This set is as large as our typical set is for a total trip. But in this case it was only 5 days. It took me months just to share this single location. We managed to capture a stunning amount of diverse creatures:

- A few epic canopy-only birds
- Stunning insects all over
- Our first mothing attempt in the jungle
- A paradise for herping
- fun with fungi and creative lighting
- Incredible night tours

I could go on, but I'll let the set speak for itself. In 12 years of wildlife travel, nothing has come close to our experience here. I don't think we will ever match or top our productivity here, or the diversity found. But you can count on us to try anyway :) Allobates femoralis,Colombia,Colombia 2018,Colombia South,La Isla Escondida,Putumayo,South America,World

Distribution

''Allobates femoralis'' occurs in the Amazon Basin and tropical eastern South America. Its range includes Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana and Brazil, and the eastern parts of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia.
A single reported sighting in Venezuela may have referred to ''Ameerega picta''. It is found on the forest floor, usually at elevations below 300 m , but in Colombia and Ecuador occurs at altitudes of up to 1,000 m .
Allobates femoralis with tadpoles - side view, La Isla Escondida, Colombia On this day, we exited the La Isla Escondida reserve after 5 full days there. We followed the same path that took us in, in opposite direction, 7km through the jungle. On our way out, our guide Manuel found this wonderful poison frog with tadpoles on the back. And that makes it the final observation from La Isla Escondida. 
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/73649/allobates_femoralis_with_tadpoles_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/73650/allobates_femoralis_with_tadpoles_-_top_view_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/73652/allobates_femoralis_with_tadpoles_-_side_view_2_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/73653/allobates_femoralis_with_tadpoles_-_front_view_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/73654/allobates_femoralis_tadpoles_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html

A few closing words on this location:

An unforgettable location for so many reasons. We had a primary rainforest all to ourselves for 5 days, aided by two extraordinary guides. We combined our wide interest in nature with hard work, by taking virtually every possible opportunity to explore and document what this forest has to offer. And it has rewarded us greatly:

https://www.jungledragon.com/tag/50999/la_isla_escondida.html

This set is as large as our typical set is for a total trip. But in this case it was only 5 days. It took me months just to share this single location. We managed to capture a stunning amount of diverse creatures:

- A few epic canopy-only birds
- Stunning insects all over
- Our first mothing attempt in the jungle
- A paradise for herping
- fun with fungi and creative lighting
- Incredible night tours

I could go on, but I'll let the set speak for itself. In 12 years of wildlife travel, nothing has come close to our experience here. I don't think we will ever match or top our productivity here, or the diversity found. But you can count on us to try anyway :) Allobates femoralis,Colombia,Colombia 2018,Colombia South,La Isla Escondida,Putumayo,South America,World

Status

The IUCN lists ''Allobates femoralis'' as being of "Least Concern". This is because it has a wide range and is common throughout much of that range, it is tolerant of some degree of modification of its habitat, its population seems to be steady and no particular threats to it have been identified.
Allobates femoralis with tadpoles, La Isla Escondida, Colombia On this day, we exited the La Isla Escondida reserve after 5 full days there. We followed the same path that took us in, in opposite direction, 7km through the jungle. On our way out, our guide Manuel found this wonderful poison frog with tadpoles on the back. And that makes it the final observation from La Isla Escondida. 
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/73650/allobates_femoralis_with_tadpoles_-_top_view_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/73651/allobates_femoralis_with_tadpoles_-_side_view_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/73652/allobates_femoralis_with_tadpoles_-_side_view_2_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/73653/allobates_femoralis_with_tadpoles_-_front_view_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/73654/allobates_femoralis_tadpoles_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html

A few closing words on this location:

An unforgettable location for so many reasons. We had a primary rainforest all to ourselves for 5 days, aided by two extraordinary guides. We combined our wide interest in nature with hard work, by taking virtually every possible opportunity to explore and document what this forest has to offer. And it has rewarded us greatly:

https://www.jungledragon.com/tag/50999/la_isla_escondida.html

This set is as large as our typical set is for a total trip. But in this case it was only 5 days. It took me months just to share this single location. We managed to capture a stunning amount of diverse creatures:

- A few epic canopy-only birds
- Stunning insects all over
- Our first mothing attempt in the jungle
- A paradise for herping
- fun with fungi and creative lighting
- Incredible night tours

I could go on, but I'll let the set speak for itself. In 12 years of wildlife travel, nothing has come close to our experience here. I don't think we will ever match or top our productivity here, or the diversity found. But you can count on us to try anyway :) Allobates femoralis,Colombia,Colombia 2018,Colombia South,La Isla Escondida,Putumayo,South America,World

Behavior

''Allobates femoralis'' is a terrestrial frog species active during the day. It feeds on small insects such as beetles, crickets, roaches and ants; the juveniles largely feed on springtails. Breeding takes place between November and April, peaking in January or February. The males are territorial and court females for two or three days before a clutch of between about eight to seventeen eggs is laid in a nest among fallen leaves. The male guards the eggs, and after they have hatched, he carries the tadpoles to pools of water on his back.
Allobates femoralis with tadpoles - top view, La Isla Escondida, Colombia On this day, we exited the La Isla Escondida reserve after 5 full days there. We followed the same path that took us in, in opposite direction, 7km through the jungle. On our way out, our guide Manuel found this wonderful poison frog with tadpoles on the back. And that makes it the final observation from La Isla Escondida. 
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/73649/allobates_femoralis_with_tadpoles_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/73651/allobates_femoralis_with_tadpoles_-_side_view_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/73652/allobates_femoralis_with_tadpoles_-_side_view_2_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/73653/allobates_femoralis_with_tadpoles_-_front_view_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/73654/allobates_femoralis_tadpoles_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html

A few closing words on this location:

An unforgettable location for so many reasons. We had a primary rainforest all to ourselves for 5 days, aided by two extraordinary guides. We combined our wide interest in nature with hard work, by taking virtually every possible opportunity to explore and document what this forest has to offer. And it has rewarded us greatly:

https://www.jungledragon.com/tag/50999/la_isla_escondida.html

This set is as large as our typical set is for a total trip. But in this case it was only 5 days. It took me months just to share this single location. We managed to capture a stunning amount of diverse creatures:

- A few epic canopy-only birds
- Stunning insects all over
- Our first mothing attempt in the jungle
- A paradise for herping
- fun with fungi and creative lighting
- Incredible night tours

I could go on, but I'll let the set speak for itself. In 12 years of wildlife travel, nothing has come close to our experience here. I don't think we will ever match or top our productivity here, or the diversity found. But you can count on us to try anyway :) Allobates femoralis,Colombia,Colombia 2018,Colombia South,La Isla Escondida,Putumayo,South America,World

Habitat

''Allobates femoralis'' occurs in the Amazon Basin and tropical eastern South America. Its range includes Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana and Brazil, and the eastern parts of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia.
A single reported sighting in Venezuela may have referred to ''Ameerega picta''. It is found on the forest floor, usually at elevations below 300 m , but in Colombia and Ecuador occurs at altitudes of up to 1,000 m .

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Status: Least concern
EX EW CR EN VU NT LC
Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionChordata
ClassAmphibia
OrderAnura
FamilyAromobatidae
GenusAllobates
SpeciesA. femoralis
Photographed in
Colombia