Atelopus eusebianus Rivero and Granados-Díaz, 1993

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

Atelopus eusebianus Rivero and Granados-Díaz, 1993, Caribb. J. Sci., 29: 12. Holotype: ICN 20010, by original designation. Type locality: "Malvasa, Municipio de Totoró, 2° 3′ N, 76° 24′ W, 2995 m, Depto. de Cauca, Colombia".

English Names

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


Cloud forest on the western slope of the Central Andes in the Departments of Cauca and Valle del Cauca (Pradera municipality; see comment), Colombia, 1050–3250 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


In the Atelopus ignescens group according to the original publication; not addressed by Lynch, 1993, Alytes, 11: 77–87. Bolívar-García and Restrepo-Toro, 2004, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Libro Rojo Anf. Colombia: 185–188, provided an account and map. Valencia-Rojas and López-López, 2005, Nov. Colomb., N. Epoca, 8: 71–74, reported an additional locality. 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. López-López and Granados-Díaz, 2005, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Ranas Arlequines: 74, provided a brief account, photograph, and map. Hernández-Córdoba, Cardona-Botero, and Castro-Herrera, 2014, Check List, 10: 682–683, provided a record for Valle del Cauca, Colombia, and mapped the range of the species, although this identification requires genetic confirmation. 

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