Atelopus ebenoides Rivero, 1963

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

Atelopus ebenoides Rivero, 1963, Caribb. J. Sci., 3: 120. Holotype: FMNH 69746, by original designation. Type locality: "Páramo de las Papas, 3,600 m., San Agustín, Huila, Colombia".

Atelopus ebenoides ebenoidesCochran and Goin, 1970, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 288: 122.

English Names

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


Southern part of the central Andes (eastern Cauca, southwestern Huila, and southern Tolima departments) of Colombia, in paramo and subparamo habitats, 2500–3700 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


In the Atelopus ignescens group of Lynch, 1993, Alytes, 11: 77–87. See Cochran and Goin, 1970, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 288: 122–125, for subspecies and account. P. Ruiz, in Lötters, 1996, Neotrop. Toad Genus Atelopus: 24, suggested that the population at the Tolima locality represents an unnamed species. 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 (in the sense of including Atelopus marinkellei). Gutiérrez and López-López, 2005, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Ranas Arlequines: 70, provided a brief account, photograph, and map.

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