Atelopus angelito Ardila-Robayo and Ruiz-Carranza, 1998

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

Atelopus angelito Ardila-Robayo and Ruiz-Carranza, 1998, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 22: 281. Holotype: ICN 33408, by original designation. Type locality: "COLOMBIA, Departamento del Cauca, Municipio de San Sebastián, Inspección de policía Valencia, ca. Km. 5-6 por camino de herradura de Valencia a Quinchana, ca. 1° 51′ latitud N, 76° 47′ longitud W de Greenwich, 2900 m-3000m".

English Names

None noted.


Known only from the type locality (near Valencia, Municipality of San Sebastián, Cauca, Colombia, 2900–3000 m elevation, on the eastern slope of the Cordillera Central; also reported 183 km to the southwest at Río La Plata, Comunidad de Morán, Provincia Carchi, northern Ecuador. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia, Ecuador


In the Atelopus ignescens group according to the original publication. See description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 160. Ardila-Robayo, 2005, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Ranas Arlequines: 56, provided a brief account. Coloma, Duellman, Almendáriz C., Ron, Terán-Valdez, and Guayasamin, 2010, Zootaxa, 2574: 1–54, discussed the Ecuador record and noted that the population may be extinct. 

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