Atelopus zeteki Dunn, 1933

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

Atelopus varius zeteki Dunn, 1933, Occas. Pap. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist., 8: 71. Holotype: MCZ 16018, by original designation. Type locality: "El Valle [del Antón]", Panama.

Atelopus zetekiKim, Brown, Mosher, and Fuhrman, 1975, Science, 189: 152; Lynch, 1993, Alytes, 11: 77-87.

English Names

Zetek's Frog (Cochran, 1961, Living Amph. World: 87).

Golden Arrow Poison Frog (CITES).

Zetek's Golden Frog (CITES).

Golden Frog (CITES).

Panamanian Golden Frog (USFWS, CITES; Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 178).

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

Distribution

Cerro Campana–Valle de Antón region of western Panama in lowland rainforest.

Comment

In the Atelopus ignescens group of Lynch, 1993, Alytes, 11: 77-87. Skin alkoloid evidence provided by Kim, Brown, Mosher, and Fuhrman, 1975, Science, 189: 151–152, suggested that Atelopus varius zeteki Dunn, 1933, is a distinct species. See comments by Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 191, on the distinctiveness of this taxon from Atelopus varius. Richards and Knowles, 2007, Mol. Ecol., 16: 3119–3133, reported on the molecular and ecological distinctiveness of the two species. 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: 178. Ibáñez D., Kahn, and Rueda-Martínez, 2005, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Ranas Arlequines: 117, provided a brief account, photograph, and map. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 98–102, compared this to the other species of Central America and provided a map and photograph.

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