Atelopus franciscus Lescure, 1974

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

Atelopus franciscus Lescure, 1974, Vie Milieu, Paris, Ser. C, Biol. Terr., 23: 131. Holotype: MNHNP 1975.1502 (formerly LG 192), by original designation. Type locality: "Crique Gregoire (Kerenroch), [Guyane Française] près de la Station ORSTOM, sur le fleuve Sinnamary (lat. 5° 5′ N, long. 53° 2′ W)".

English Names

Central Coast Stubfoot Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 39).


French Guiana, central coastal region in lowland rainforest.


Presumably in the Atelopus flavescens group of Lynch, 1993, Alytes, 11: 77-87. Lescure and Marty, 2000, Collect. Patrimoines Nat., Paris, 45: 50-51, provided a brief account and photo. Lötters, Haas, Schick, and Böhme, 2002, Salamandra, 38: 168, implied that this taxon may not be differentiable from Atelopus flavescens. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 166. Boistel, Lötters, and Blanc, 2005, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Ranas Arlequines: 125, provided a brief account, photograph, and map, and suggested that this taxon might be a synonym of Atelopus flavescens, as did Lötters, van der Meijden, Coloma, Boistel, Cloetens, Ernst, Lehr, and Veith, 2011, Syst. Biodiversity, 9: 52.

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