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.


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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