Atelopus ardila Coloma, Duellman, Almendáriz, Ron, Terán-Valdez, and Guayasamin, 2010

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

Atelopus ardila Coloma, Duellman, Almendáriz C., Ron, Terán-Valdez, and Guayasamin, 2010, Zootaxa, 2574: 3. Holotype: KU 200214, by original designation. Type locality: "7.5 km E of Pasto, on road to Laguna La Cocha (= Lago Guamuez) (ca. 1° 12′ N, 77° 13′ W; 2800 m), Vereda San Fernando, Departamento Nariño, Colombia".

English Names

None noted.


Paramo and subparamo habitats at elevations of 2800–3280 m on the region and surrounding areas between Volcán Galeras eastward to Laguna de la Cocha (also known as Laguna del Encano) in the Pasto Massif of the Andean Cordillera, in Department of Nariño and the upper portion of the Valle de Sibundoy, Department of Putumayo, southern Colombia. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


Confused with Atelopus ignescens prior to its naming and likely extinct or nearly so according to the original publication.

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