Atelopus erythropus Boulenger, 1903

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

Atelopus erythropus Boulenger, 1903, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 7, 12: 555. Holotype: BMNH 1947.2.14.65 (formerly 1903.6.30.7), according to Lötters, Haas, Schick, and Böhme, 2002, Salamandra, 38: 166. Type locality: "Santo Domingo, Carabaya, S.E. Peru, 6000 feet [= 1800 m]".

English Names

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


Cloud forest on the Amazon versant of the Andes of Peru in the departments of Huánuco, Cusco, Puno, and Ucayali, 800–2500 m elevation; possibly in adjacent Bolivia.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Peru

Endemic: Peru


Presumably in the Atelopus flavescens group of Lynch, 1993, Alytes, 11: 77–87. De la Riva, Köhler, Lötters, and Reichle, 2000, Rev. Esp. Herpetol., 14: 58, and Köhler, 2000, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 48: 69, consider this species possibly to occur in Bolivia. Lötters, Haas, Schick, and Böhme, 2002, Salamandra, 38: 166, on the other hand, regarded the holotype as the sole representative of the species but did not mention relevant papers after 1998, suggesting that this manuscript was written earlier than 2000. 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: 165. Catenazzi, Rodríguez, and Lötters, 2005, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Ranas Arlequines: 73, provided a brief account, photograph, and map.

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