Atelopus mucubajiensis Rivero, 1974

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

Atelopus mucubajiensis Rivero, 1974 "1972", Bol. Soc. Venezol. Cienc. Nat., 29: 606. Holotype: BMNH 1971.763, by original designation. Type locality: "Mucubají Region, Santo Domingo, 3100 m, Estado Mérida, Venezuela".

English Names

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


Region of the type locality (Paramo de Mucubají) in the Cordillera de Mérida, in subparamo and paramo at 2300 to 3500 m, Venezuela. See comment. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Venezuela

Endemic: Venezuela


See La Marca, 1983, Milwaukee Public Mus. Contrib. Biol. Geol., 54: 5. See comment under Atelopus pinangoi. In the Atelopus flavescens group of Lynch, 1993, Alytes, 11: 77–87. 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. La Marca, Rodríguez, and Santiago, 2005, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Ranas Arlequines: 90, provided a brief account, photograph, and map. Gross, 2009 "2008", Herpetotropicos, Mérida, 5: 9–20, provided evidence of the extinction of this species. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 9, for remarks on distribution, extinction, and literature. Lötters, Mebs, Köhler, Vargas, and La Marca, 2019, Herpetozoa, Wien, 32: 267–275, reported on vocalizations and suggested that the species is extinct. 

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