Atelopus bomolochos Peters, 1973

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

Atelopus bomolochos Peters, 1973, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 145: 14. Holotype: CAS 93910, by original designation. Type locality: "Ecuador, Azuay Province, Sevilla de Oro, approximately 2800 m".

English Names

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


Humid montane forest to subpáramo and páramo in southern Ecuador, in Azuay, Cañar, and Loja Provinces, between 2500 and 2800 m elevation; reported from Departamento Piura, Peru (see comment).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ecuador

Endemic: Ecuador


In the Atelopus ignescens group of Lynch, 1993, Alytes, 11: 77–87. Lötters, 1996, Neotrop. Toad Genus Atelopus: 17, suggested that the Peruvian record needed verification because of possible confusion with Atelopus ignescens and Atelopus exiguus. See comments on geographic variation by Coloma, Lötters, and Salas, 2000, Herpetologica, 56: 310–311. 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. Nogales-Sornosa and Rueda-Almonacid, 2005, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Ranas Arlequines: 60, provided a brief account and considered the Peruvian population to represent an unnamed species. Lötters, van der Meijden, Coloma, Boistel, Cloetens, Ernst, Lehr, and Veith, 2011, Syst. Biodiversity, 9: 45–57, provided molecular evidence that this nominal species is a complex of species.

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