Atelopus minutulus Ruiz-Carranza, Hernández-Camacho, and Ardila-Robayo, 1988

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

Atelopus minutulus Ruiz-Carranza, Hernández-Camacho, and Ardila-Robayo, 1988, Trianea, 1: 58. Holotype: ICN 13709, by original designation. Type locality: "Km. 13-15 carretera Guayabetal-Manzanares, Vereda Portachuelo, Municipio de Acacías, Departamento del Meta, vertiente oriental de la Cordillera Oriental, Colombia; altura 1560 m.s.n.m."

English Names

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


Known only from the type locality (Municipio de Acacías) in humid montane forest on the eastern versant of the Cordillera Oriental in Meta, Colombia, ca. 1560 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


In the Atelopus flavescens group of Lynch, 1993, Alytes, 11: 77-87. Cocroft, McDiarmid, Jaslow, and Ruiz-Carranza, 1990, Copeia, 1990: 631–643, discussed the call. Ardila-Robayo and Maldonado-Silva, 2004, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Libro Rojo Anf. Colombia: 189-192, provided an account and map. 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: 170. Acosta-Galvis and Amézquita, 2005, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Ranas Arlequines: 88, provided a brief account, photograph, and map.

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