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 2500-3000 m on the eastern slopes of Cordillera Central in Departamento del Cauca in southern Colombia to the western slopes of Cordillera Occidental in Provincia Carchi in northern Ecuador.


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

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