Atelopus planispina Jiménez de la Espada, 1875

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

Atelopus planispina Jiménez de la Espada, 1875, Vert. Viaje Pacif. Verif. 1862–1865: 148. Syntypes: MNCN 212 (28 specimens); given by González-Fernández, García-Díez, and San Segundo, 2009, Spixiana, München, 32: 268, as MNCN 1390 (Pie del Volcán Sumaco), 1391-1417 (San José de Moti, and Pie del Volcán Sumaco) . Type locality: "S[an]. José de Moti", Ecuador; corrected to San José Nuevo, Mount Sumaco, Napo Province, Ecuador, by Peters, 1973, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 145: 40. Given as "Pie del Volcán Sumaco (= Base of Sumaco volcano), San Jose del Moti, region oriental del Ecuador" and "San José de Moti" by González-Fernández, García-Díez, and San Segundo, 2009, Spixiana, München, 32: 268.

Atelopus planispinusRivero, 1963, Caribb. J. Sci., 3: 107. Unjustified treatment of noun in apposition (planispina) as an adjective.

English Names

Flat-spined Atelopus (Cochran, 1961, Living Amph. World: 87).

Napo Stubfoot Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 40).

Distribution

Eastern slopes of the Ecuadorian Andes, from Volcán Reventador to the south, to Cordillera de Cuticú (Napo Province, eastern Ecuador) 500-3900 m elevation.

Comment

In the Atelopus flavescens group of Lynch, 1993, Alytes, 11: 77-87. For discussion see Rivero, 1969, Mem. Soc. Cienc. Nat. La Salle, 29: 142-145. For additional localities see Duellman and Lynch, 1988, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 140: 125-142. See account by Peters, 1973, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 145: 39. See comment under Atelopus palmatus. 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: 173. Lynch, 2005, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Ranas Arlequines: 103, provided a brief account, photograph, and map.

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