Atelopus hoogmoedi Lescure, 1974

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

Atelopus pulcher hoogmoedi Lescure, 1974 "1973", Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 3, Zool., 144: 998. Holotype: MNHNP A522, by original designation. Type locality: "monts Atachi-Bacca (Guyane française)".

Atelopus spumarius hoogmoediLescure, Grenand, and Grenand, 1980, J. Agric. Trad. Bot. Appl., 27: 247-261.

Atelopus hoogmoediLötters, Boistel, Blanc, Haddad, and van der Meijden, 2005, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Ranas Arlequines: 132. Kok and Kalamandeen, 2008, Intr. Taxon. Amph. Kaieteur Natl. Park: 122.

Atelopus hoogmoedi hoogmoedi Ouboter and Jairam, 2012, Amph. Suriname: 46.

Atelopus hoogmoedi nassaui Ouboter and Jairam, 2012, Amph. Suriname: 46. Holotype: NZCS A968, by original designation. "South of Airstrip on Nassau Mt., Plateau, approx. 500 m, eastern Suriname".

English Names

Hoogmoed Harlequin Toad (Kok and Kalamandeen, 2008, Intr. Taxon. Amph. Kaieteur Natl. Park: 122).

Nassau Harlequin Toad (Atelopus hoogmoedi nassaui: Ouboter and Jairam, 2012, Amph. Suriname: 46).

Distribution

Hilly and mountainous areas of the Guianas (French Guiana, Surinam, and Guyana) and adjacent northern Brazil (states of Roraima, Pará and Amapá).

Comment

Removed from the synonymy of Atelopus spumarius by Lötters, Boistel, Blanc, Haddad, and van der Meijden, 2005, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Ranas Arlequines: 132-134, where it had been placed by Lescure and Gasc, 1986, Caldasia, 15: 717. Noonan and Gaucher, 2005, Mol. Ecol., 14: 3017-3031, had provided the evidence for Atelopus hoogmoedi being non-conspecific with Atelopus spumarius. Kok and Kalamandeen, 2008, Intr. Taxon. Amph. Kaieteur Natl. Park: 122-123, provided a brief but informative account. Lescure and Marty, 2000, Collect. Patrimoines Nat., Paris, 45: 48-49, provided a brief account and photo of Atelopus spumarius hoogmoedi. 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. See account for Surinam population by Ouboter and Jairam, 2012, Amph. Suriname: 42-51.

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