Atelopus nepiozomus Peters, 1973

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

Atelopus nepiozomus Peters, 1973, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 145: 32. Holotype: USNM 193543, by original designation. Type locality: "slightly above Suro Rancho (also called Gualecenita), a single house on the trail between Limón and Gualeceo, approximately 16 kilometers airline west of Limón (which is now known as General Plaza), Morona Santiago Province, Ecuador, approximately 3000 meters".

English Names

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


Eastern flanks of Andes in Zamora-Chinchipe, Morona-Santiago, and Loja Provinces, Ecuador, in subparamo and paramo habitats between 2000 and 3450 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ecuador

Endemic: Ecuador


In the Atelopus ignescens 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: 171. Nogales-Sornosa and Rueda-Almonacid, 2005, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Ranas Arlequines: 94, provided a brief account, photograph, and map. Yánez-Muñoz, Veintimilla, Smith, Altamirano-Benavides, and Franklin, 2011 "2010", Avanc. Cienc. Ingen., Quito, Secc. B,, 2 (3) : B74–B77, reported on new populations (although this disputed on the Anfibios de Ecuador website) and conservation status.

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