Atelopus carauta Ruiz-Carranza and Hernández-Camacho, 1978

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

Atelopus carauta Ruiz-Carranza and Hernández-Camacho, 1978, Caldasia, 12: 183. Holotype: ICN 603, by original designation. Type locality: "Río Carauta, Parque Nacional Natural de las Orquídeas, Municipio de Frontino, vertiente occidental de la Cordillera Occidental, Departamento de Antioquia, Colombia; 1300 m alt."

English Names

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


Known only from the vicinity of the type locality (Parque Nacional Natural de las Orquídeas) and Murri in humid montane forest in Departamento Antioquia on the western versant of the Cordillera Occidental of Colombia, 1300–1960 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


External morphology and osteology detailed in the original publication. In the Atelopus flavescens group of Lynch, 1993, Alytes, 11: 77–87. See Cannatella, 1981, J. Herpetol., 15: 135–137, for discussion. 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: 162. Rueda-Almonacid and Rueda-Martínez, 2005, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Ranas Arlequines: 62, provided a brief account.

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