Geobatrachus walkeri Ruthven, 1915

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Brachycephaloidea > Genus: Geobatrachus > Species: Geobatrachus walkeri

Geobatrachus walkeri Ruthven, 1915, Occas. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 20: 2. Holotype: UMMZ 47785, by original designation and according to Peters, 1952, Occas. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 539: 15. Type locality: "San Lorenzo, (altitude of 8,000 feet) Santa Marta Mountains, Colombia". Kluge, 1983, Misc. Publ. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 166: 41, refined the type locality to "summit of San Lorenzo".

English Names

Walker's Sierra Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 81).


Northwestern and western slopes of the Sierra Santa Marta, Colombia, 1550-2870 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


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: 399. Pacheco-Florez and Ramírez-Pinilla, 2014, Rev. Biol. Tropical, 62: 183-199, reported on reproductive biology. 

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