Atelopus nahumae Ruiz-Carranza, Ardila-Robayo, and Hernández-Camacho, 1994

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

Atelopus nahumae Ruiz-Carranza, Ardila-Robayo, and Hernández-Camacho, 1994, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 19: 154. Holotype: ICN 00439, by original designation. Type locality: "Colombia, Departamento del Magdalena, Municipio de Santa Marta, vertiente SE de la Cuchilla de San Lorenzo, al SW de la estación Forestal de San Lorenzo, sector NW Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, ca. 11° 11′ latitud N, 74° 3′ longitud W de Greenwich, 1900 m."

English Names

None noted.


Humid montane forest of the northwestern to southern slopes of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, northeastern Magdalena and norther Cesar provinces, Colombia, 1900–2800 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


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: 171. Renjifo and Renjifo, 2005, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Ranas Arlequines: 92, provided a brief account, photograph, and map. Granda-Rodríguez, del Portillo-Mozo, and Renjifo, 2008 "2007", Herpetotropicos, Mérida, 4: 85–86, provided a second locality. Carvajalino-Fernández, Porras, Ortega-Chinchilla, and Barrientos, 2017, Herpetol. Rev., 48: 273–275, reported on vocalization and natural history. Peréz-González, Rada, Vargas-Salinas, and Rueda-Solano, 2020, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 15: 47–62, described larval morphology and ecology. Galvis-Aparicio, Rivera-Rincón, Castañeda-Bonilla, and Peréz-González, 2019, Catal. Anf. Rept. Colombia, Medellín, 5(2): 1–7, reviewed the species, including a range map, natural history, conservation status, and photographs. 

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