Rhaebo atelopoides (Lynch and Ruiz-Carranza, 1981)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Bufonidae > Genus: Rhaebo > Species: Rhaebo atelopoides

Bufo atelopoides Lynch and Ruiz-Carranza, 1981, Lozania, 33: 4. Holotype: ICN 06373, by original designation. Type locality: "Quebrada Sopladero, Parque Nacional Natural de Munchique, road from Uribe to La Gallera (ca. Km. 54), western slope on the Cordillera Occidental, Departamento del Cauca, Colombia; 2190 m alt."

Andinophryne atelopoidesHoogmoed, 1985, Zool. Meded., Leiden, 59: 254. 

Rhaebo atelopoidesRon, Mueses-Cisneros, Gutiérrez-Cárdenas, Rojas-Rivera, Lynch, Rocha, and Galarza, 2015, Zootaxa, 3947: 354. 

English Names

Western Andes Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 38).

Distribution

Known only from the type locality on the western slope of the Cordillera Occidental (Parque Nacional Munchique, Cauca, Colombia, 2190 m elevation).

Comment

Possibly a member of the Bufo margaritifer group, according to the original publication, but transferred to Andinophryne by Hoogmoed, 1985, Zool. Meded., Leiden, 59: 263. Subsequently transferred to Rhaebo by Ron, Mueses-Cisneros, Gutiérrez-Cárdenas, Rojas-Rivera, Lynch, Rocha, and Galarza, 2015, Zootaxa, 3947: 354, who provided an account. 

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