Atelopus barbotini Lescure, 1981

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Bufonidae > Genus: Atelopus > Species: Atelopus barbotini

Atelopus spumarius barbotini Lescure, 1981, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Sect. A, Zool., 3: 894. Holotype: MNHNP 1979.1505, by original designation. Type locality: "Saül (Guyane française) ... près de sources de la Mana, au pied des mots Galbao à 10,3 km de Saül (3° 35′ N, 53° 55′ W, alt. 200 m)". Regarded by Kok, 2000, Brit. Herpetol. Soc. Bull., 71: 6, as a likely synonym of Atelopus flavescens, but he did not make the synonymy.

Atelopus barbotiniLötters, Boistel, Blanc, Haddad, and van der Meijden, 2005, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Ranas Arlequines: XXX.

English Names

None noted.

Distribution

Uplands of central French Guiana.

Comment

Noonan and Gaucher, 2005, Mol. Ecol., 14: 3017-3031, provided the evidence for Atelopus barbotini being non-conspecific with Atelopus spumarius, but did not make the taxonomic change because it was not clear to them that this population was not conspecific with some other, unstudied population, of Atelopus. Lescure and Marty, 2000, Collect. Patrimoines Nat., Paris, 45: 48-49, provided a brief account and photo of Atelopus spumarius barbotini. Lötters, van der Meijden, Coloma, Boistel, Cloetens, Ernst, Lehr, and Veith, 2011, Syst. Biodiversity, 9: 54, rejected the conspecificity of Atelopus barbotini and Atelopus spumarius. Lötters, van der Meijden, Coloma, Boistel, Cloetens, Ernst, Lehr, and Veith, 2011, Syst. Biodiversity, 9: 53, suggested that Atelopus barbotini may be a synonym of Atelopus flavescens.

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