Atelopus laetissimus Ruiz-Carranza, Ardila-Robayo, and Hernández-Camacho, 1994

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

Atelopus laetissimus Ruiz-Carranza, Ardila-Robayo, and Hernández-Camacho, 1994, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 19: 155. Holotype: ICN 00410, by original designation. Type locality: "Colombia, Departamento del Magdalena, Municipio de Santa Marta, vertiente SE de la Cuchilla de San Lorenzo, al SW de la estación Forestal de San Lorenzo, sector NW Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, ca. 11° 11′ latitud N, 74° 3′ longitud W de Greenwich, 1900 m."

English Names

None noted.


Northwestern part of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Departments of La Guajira and Magdalena, Colombia, 1500–2900 m elevation in humid montane forest.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


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: 168. Galvis-Peñuela, 2005, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Ranas Arlequines: 83, provided a brief account, photograph, and map. Peréz-González, Rada, Vargas-Salinas, and Rueda-Solano, 2020, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 15: 47–62, described larval morphology and ecology. Llanos and Flechas-Hernández, 2020, Catal. Anf. Rept. Colombia, Medellín, 6: 9–14, provided an extensive account and literature review. Rueda-Solano, Peréz-González, Rivera-Correa, and Vargas-Salinas, 2020, Copeia, 108: 503–513, reported on the acoustic repertoire of the species. Granda-Rodríguez, Montes-Correa, Jiménez-Bolaño, Alaniz, Cattan, and Hernáez, 2020, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 14 (1: e221): 29–42, reported on the calls and natural history. 

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