Atelopus muisca Rueda-Almonacid and Hoyos, 1992

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

Atelopus muisca Rueda-Almonacid and Hoyos, 1992 "1991", Trianea, 4: 472. Holotype: IND-AN 4650, by original designation. Type locality: "Sitio 'La Arboleda', montaña de 'El Condor', sector de Chuza, Parque Nacional Natural Chingaza, Departamento de Cundinamarca, 3350 msnm."

English Names

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


Known only from the region of the type locality in the Cordillera Oriental, Parque Nacional Natural Chingaza, Cundinamarca, Colombia, 2800–3350 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


In the Atelopus ignescens group of Lynch, 1993, Alytes, 11: 77–87. Lynch and Renjifo, 2001, Guia Anf. Rept. Bogota: 34, presented a brief account and photograph.Acosta-Galvis and Rueda-Almonacid, 2004, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Libro Rojo Anf. Colombia: 127–131, provided an account. 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. Hoyos, 2005, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Ranas Arlequines: 91, provided a brief account, photograph, and map. Hoyos, Medina, and Schoch, 2015, Zootaxa, 3905: 119–130, described the osteology. 

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