Atelopus lynchi Cannatella, 1981

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

Atelopus lynchi Cannatella, 1981, J. Herpetol., 15: 133. Holotype: KU 178412, by original designation. Type locality: "Maldonado, Provincia Carchi, Ecuador, 1410 m, 01° 00′ N, 78° 11′ W".

English Names

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

Lynch's Glassfrog (Arteaga-Navarro, Bustamante, and Guayasamin, 2013, Amph. Rept. Mindo: 42). 


Pacific slopes of northern Ecuador (Provincia Carchi) and southern Colombia (Departamentos Nariño and Cauca, and possibly Valle del Cauca [see comment]), north to Cisneros, between 800 and 1410 m, in cloud forest.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia, Ecuador


In the Atelopus ignescens group of Lynch, 1993, Alytes, 11: 77-87. Rivero and Serna, 1993 "1991", Brenesia, 36: 15, doubted that specimens from Valle del Cauca, Colombia, were correctly assigned to this 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: 169. Sánchez-Pacheco, 2005, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Ranas Arlequines: 85, provided a brief account, photograph, and map.

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