Atelopus nicefori Rivero, 1963

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

Atelopus nicefori Rivero, 1963, Caribb. J. Sci., 3: 115. Holotype: FMNH 69748, by original designation. Type locality: "Caicedo, Antioquia, Colombia, 1,800 m".

English Names

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


Alto de Caicedo, Municipio de Urrao, Departamento de Antioquia, and the Municipio de Santuario, Río San Rafael, Alto de Las Cascadas, Parque Nacional Natural Tatamá, Departamento Risaralda, Colombia, eastern versant of the Cordillera Occidental Colombia, 1800–2670 m elevation, in humid montane forest.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


Specimens discussed by Cochran and Goin, 1970, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 288: 130-131, were subsequently named as Atelopus echeverriiCocroft, McDiarmid, Jaslow, and Ruiz-Carranza, 1990, Copeia, 1990: 631–643, discussed the call. Presumably in the Atelopus flavescens group. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 171. Rueda-Almonacid and Rueda-Martínez, 2005, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Ranas Arlequines: 95, provided a brief account, photograph, and map. Velásquez-Trujillo, Castro-Herrera, Lötters, and Plewnia, 2024, Salamandra, 60: 67–81, discussed the Risaralda population of this species and its comparative morphology. 

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