Atelopus glyphus Dunn, 1931

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

Atelopus varius glyphus Dunn, 1931, Occas. Pap. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist., 5: 396. Holotype: USNM 50230 (not 50320, a typographic error in the original publication), according to Cochran, 1961, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 220: 30. Type locality: "Pirri Range, [near head of Río Limón,] Darién", Panama.

Atelopus glyphusSavage, 1972, Herpetologica, 28: 91.

English Names

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


Montane forests of the Serranía del Baudó and Cerro Pirre (1200–1445 m elevation) in southeastern Panama; expected in adjacent northern Chocó of Colombia (see comment).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Panama

Likely/Controversially Present: Colombia


In the Atelopus ignescens group of Lynch, 1993, Alytes, 11: 77–87. Lötters, 1996, Neotrop. Toad Genus Atelopus: 29, suggested that populations associated with this name from low elevations of Panama and the Chocó of Colombia represent an undescribed 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: 167. Rueda-Almonacid and Rueda-Martínez, 2005, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Ranas Arlequines: 79, provided a brief account, photograph, and map stated that no vouchered records exist for Colombia. 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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