Atelopus arthuri Peters, 1973

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

Atelopus arthuri Peters, 1973, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 145: 10. Holotype: USNM 193470, by original designation. Type locality: "15 km N of Pallatanga, Chimborazo Province, Ecuador, at an altitude between 2800 and 2860 m".

English Names

Arthur's Stubfoot Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 39).


Known only from three localities on the Pacific versant of the Andes of Ecuador in the provinces of Chimborazo and Bolívar, in humid montane forest and subparamo.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ecuador

Endemic: Ecuador


In the Atelopus flavescens group of Lynch, 1993, Alytes, 11: 77–87. 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. Cisneros-Heredia and Rueda-Almonacid, 2005, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Ranas Arlequines: 58, provided a brief account and regarded the species as extinct.

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