Atelopus arsyecue Rueda-Almonacid, 1994

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

Atelopus arsyecue Rueda-Almonacid, 1994, Trianea, 5: 102. Holotype: IND-AN 5641, by original designation. Type locality: "Departamento del Cesar [Colombia], municipio de Valledupar, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, cuenca alta del río Guatapuri, Veredas las Sabanas, Chanducua y Avinque, 2000 msnm".

English Names

None noted.


Known only from cloud forest in the vicinity of the type locality on the southeastern versant of the Sierra Santa Marta, 2000–3500 m elevation in páramo and subparamo, northern Colombia.

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: 161. Renjifo and Renjifo, 2005, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Ranas Arlequines: 57, provided a brief account.

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