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).

Distribution

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. 

Comment

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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