Atelopus marinkellei Cochran and Goin, 1970

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

Atelopus ebenoides marinkellei Cochran and Goin, 1970, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 288: 123. Holotype: USNM 150644, by original designation. Type locality: "Páramo Vijagual, [Department of] Boyacá, Colombia".

Atelopus marinkelleiRueda-Almonacid and Rueda-Martínez, 2005, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Ranas Arlequines: 71.

English Names

None noted.


Cordillera Oriental in the páramos of Vijagual, Psiba, and Toquilla, east-central Department of Boyacá, Colombia, 2500–3700 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


 Ruiz-Carranza, Ardila-Robayo, and Lynch, 1996, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 20: 366, suggested that there was no evidence that Atelopus ebenoides marinkellei is a suspecies of Atelopus ebenoides but took no taxonomic action. Ardila-Robayo, Osorno-Muñoz, and Maldonado-Silva, 2004, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Libro Rojo Anf. Colombiaezembed: 112–114, provided an account for Atelopus ebenoides marinkellei and suggested that it might be a distinct species from Atelopus ebenoides. Rueda-Almonacid and Rueda-Martínez, 2005, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Ranas Arlequines: 71, formalized the suggestion.

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