Atelopus carbonerensis Rivero, 1974

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

Atelopus oxyrhynchus carbonerensis Rivero, 1974 "1972", Bol. Soc. Venezol. Cienc. Nat., 29: 603. Holotype: BMNH 1968.940, by original designation. Type locality: "La Carbonera (San Eusebio), 2330 m., Estado Mérida, Venezuela".

Atelopus carbonerensisLa Marca, 1983, Milwaukee Public Mus. Contrib. Biol. Geol., 54: 2.

English Names

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


Known only from the vicinity of the type locality (Bosque de San Eusebio) in humid montane forest in the Cordillera de Mérida, Venezuela.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Venezuela

Endemic: Venezuela


In the Atelopus flavescens group of Lynch, 1993, Alytes, 11: 77–87. Elevated from subspecies status under Atelopus oxyrhynchus by La Marca, 1983, Milwaukee Public Mus. Contrib. Biol. Geol., 54: 1–12. See La Marca, 1992, Cuad. Geograf., Mérida, 9: 13, for comment on paratypes. 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. La Marca and Esqueda, 2005, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Ranas Arlequines: 63, provided a brief account. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 7, for remarks on distribution and literature in Venezuela. Lötters, Mebs, Köhler, Vargas, and La Marca, 2019, Herpetozoa, Wien, 32: 267–275, reported on vocalizations and suggested that the species is extinct. Barrio-Amorós and Torres, 2023, Reptiles & Amphibians, 30(e18534): 1–4, provided a record from Páramo El Tambor and a dot map of the species. 

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