Atelopus monohernandezii Ardila-Robayo, Osorno-Muñoz, and Ruiz-Carranza, 2002

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

Atelopus mono-hernandezii Ardila-Robayo, Osorno-Muñoz, and Ruiz-Carranza, 2002, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 26: 134. Holotype: ICN 05527, by original designation. Type locality: "COLOMBIA, Departamento de Santander, Municipio de Virolín, Hacienda La Argentina, Sitio Buena Vista, flanco occidental Cordillera Oriental, ca. 6° 31′ latitud N, 73° 10′ longitud W de Greenwich, 2200 m".

Atelopus monohernandeziiMichels and Bauer, 2004, Bonn. Zool. Beitr., 52: 85. Mandatory correction under Art. 32.5.3 of ICZN, 1999, Internatl. Code Zool. Nomencl., Ed. 4.

English Names

None noted.


Known only from the vicinity of the type locality on the western slope of the Cordillera Oriental (Hacienda La Argentina, Municipio de Virolín, Departamento de Santander, Colombia, 1700–2200 m elevation).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


In the Atelopus ignescens group according to the original publication. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 170. Ramírez-Pinilla, 2005, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Ranas Arlequines: 89, provided a brief account, photograph, and map.

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