Atelopus chiriquiensis Shreve, 1936

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

Atelopus chiriquiensis Shreve, 1936, Occas. Pap. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist., 8: 269. Holotype: MCZ 19966, by original designation. Type locality: "'from Mr. Lewis' place [4 km NE El Hato del Volcán, 1500 m],' Rio Chiriqui, Viejo and branches, Panama Republica".

English Names

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


Western Panama (Chiriquí and Bocas del Toro-Cerro Pando) and Cordillera de Talamanca of Costa Rica, cloud forest of 1400–2100 m elevation.


See Savage, 1972, Herpetologica, 28: 79-81, and Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 187-188, for accounts. In the Atelopus flavescens group. 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: 163. who noted that this species may be extinct. Ibáñez D. and Kahn, 2005, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Ranas Arlequines: 65, provided a brief account. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 98–102, compared this to the other species of Central America and provided a map and photograph.

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