Atelopus coynei Miyata, 1980

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

Atelopus coynei Miyata, 1980, Breviora, 458: 1. Holotype: MCZ 91444, by original designation. Type locality: "Banks of Río Faisanes where it crosses Ecuador Hwy 28 (the road from La Palma to Quito via Chiriboga), 14.4 km from the junction with Hwy 30 (the Aloag to Santo Domingo de los Colorados road) at La Palma, Pichincha Province, Ecuador, 1380 m".

English Names

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


Provinces Pichincha, Imbabura, Carchi, and Santo Domingo on the Pacific versant of the Andes in northwestern Ecuador, 900–1380 m elevation; possibly extending into adjacent Colombia.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ecuador

Endemic: Ecuador


In the Atelopus flavescens group of Lynch, 1993, Alytes, 11: 77–87. See Cannatella, 1981, J. Herpetol., 15: 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: 164. Almendáriz C. and Rueda-Almonacid, 2005, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Ranas Arlequines: 67, provided a brief account.

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