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.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Costa Rica, Panama


See Savage, 1972, Herpetologica, 28: 79–81, and Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 187–188, for accounts. Jaslow, 1979, J. Herpetol., 13: 141–145, reported on vocalization. In the Atelopus flavescens group. Lötters, Glaw, Reichle, Köhler, and Meyer, 1999, Herpetozoa, Wien, 12: 79–83, discussed vocalization. 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. Veselý and Batista, 2021, Zool. Res., Kunming, 42: 272–279, provided a dot map of the distribution.

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