Atelopus mindoensis Peters, 1973

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

Atelopus mindoensis Peters, 1973, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 145: 30. Holotype: USNM 193554, by original designation. Type locality: "Mindo, Pichincha Province, Ecuador, 1200 m."

English Names

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


Northwestern versant of the Andes in Ecuador (Provincias Pichincha, Esmeraldas, and eastern Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas) between 587 and 2100 m in lowland rainforest to montane cloud-forest. See comment. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ecuador

Endemic: Ecuador


In the Atelopus flavescens group of Lynch, 1993, Alytes, 11: 77–87. Lötters, 2001, Copeia, 2001: 276–278, reported on tadpole morphology. 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. Cisneros-Heredia and Lynch, 2005, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Ranas Arlequines: 87, provided a brief account, photograph, and map. Arteaga-Navarro, Bustamante, and Guayasamin, 2013, Amph. Rept. Mindo: 33–34, provided an account for Ecuador and noted its extinction in most of its former range. Barrio-Amorós, Costales, Vieira, Osterman, Kaiser, and Arteaga-Navarro, 2020, Herpetol. Notes, 13: 325–328, reported the species near Mindo, Ecuador, the first time it had been seen since 1989. 

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