Atelopus simulatus Ruiz-Carranza and Osorno-Muñoz, 1994

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

Atelopus simulatus Ruiz-Carranza and Osorno-Muñoz, 1994, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 19: 166. Holotype: ICN 07261, by original designation. Type locality: "Colombia, Departamento del Cauca, Municipio Belalcázar (= Páez), Km 11 carretera Belalcázar-Tóez, flanco oriental Cordillera Central, 2° 45′ latitud N, 76° 00′ longitud W de Greenwich, 2800 m."

English Names

None noted.

Distribution

Region of the type locality on the eastern slope of the Central Andes, Departamentos Cauca and Tolima, Colombia, 2500-2800 m elevation.

Comment

In the Atelopus ignescens group according to the original publication. 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: 175. Bernal-Bautista, 2005, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Ranas Arlequines: 110, provided a brief account, photograph, and map.

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