Atelopus nicefori Rivero, 1963

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

Atelopus nicefori Rivero, 1963, Caribb. J. Sci., 3: 115. Holotype: FMNH 69748, by original designation. Type locality: "Caicedo, Antioquia, Colombia, 1,800 m".

English Names

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

Distribution

Alto de Caicedo, Municipio de Urrao, Departamento de Antioquia, Colombia, western versant of the Cordillera Occidental of Antioquia, Colombia, 1800-2670 m elevation, in humid montane forest.

Comment

Specimens discussed by Cochran and Goin, 1970, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 288: 130-131, were subsequently named as Atelopus echeverrii. Presumably in the Atelopus flavescens group. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 171. Rueda-Almonacid and Rueda-Martínez, 2005, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Ranas Arlequines: 95, provided a brief account, photograph, and map.

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