Atelopus carrikeri Ruthven, 1916

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

Atelopus carrikeri Ruthven, 1916, Occas. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 28: 1. Holotype: UMMZ 48271, by original designation. Type locality: "Paramo de Macostama, (8,000 to 15,000 ft.), Santa Marta Mountains [Magdalena,] Colombia"; emended to "Department Guajira, Páramo de Macotama (E. Arahuaco Indian village Macotama)", Colombia, by Kluge, 1983, Misc. Publ. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 166: 22. Peters, 1952, Occas. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 539: 10, noted that the entry in the UMMZ catalog is "Don Diego, Col[ombia]." but Kluge regarded discussed this and regarded "Don Diego" as an error.

Atelopus leoperezii Ruiz-Carranza, Ardila-Robayo, and Hernández-Camacho, 1994, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 19: 158. Holotype: ICN 32430, by original designation. Type locality: "Colombia, Departamento del Magdalena, Municipio Ciénega, Serranía de Cebolleta al E de San Pedro de la Sierra, flanco NNW de la Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, 10° 54′ latitud N, 74° 03′ longitud W de Greenwich, 3400 m." Synonymy by Coloma, 2002, Herpetologica, 58: 239.

English Names

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


Páramos of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia, 2350–4500 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


See Cochran and Goin, 1970, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 288: 139–140, for account. Not assigned to species group by 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: 162. Renjifo and Renjifo, 2005, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Ranas Arlequines: 64, provided a brief account. Rueda-Solano, 2012, Herpetotropicos, Mérida, 8: 61–66, reported on polychromatism in the species. Rueda-Solano, Vargas-Salinas, and Rivera-Correa, 2015, Salamandra, 51: 25–32, reported on larval morphology and microhabitat. See account, photographs, and dot map by Villalba-Fuentes and Rueda-Solano, 2017, Catal. Anf. Rept. Colombia, Medellín, 3(2): 1–6. 

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