Atelopus oxyrhynchus Boulenger, 1903

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

Atelopus oxyrhynchus Boulenger, 1903, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 7, 12: 554. Syntypes: BMNH (numerous specimens).,including 1903.10.30.15 (reregistered 1947.2.14.66), 1903.10.30.13–14 (reregistered 1947.2.14.72–73), 1903.10.30.16–17 (reregistered 1947.2.14.67–68) and 1903.6.30.62–64 (reregistered 1947.2.14.69–71) according to museum records; BMNH 1947.2.14.66 (formerly 1903.10.30.15) designated lectotype by Rivero, 1974 "1972", Bol. Soc. Venezol. Cienc. Nat., 29: 601. Type locality: "Venezuela (Rio Albirregas [= Albarregas], [La] Culata, Sierra Nevada de Merida), at altitudes of 10,000 to 11,000 feet". Restricted to La Culata, 3000 m elevation, Mérida, Venezuela, by lectotype designation.

Atelopus oxyrhynchus oxyrhynchusRivero, 1974 "1972", Bol. Soc. Venezol. Cienc. Nat., 29: 601.

English Names

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


Cloud forest (2010–3500 m) in the Mérida Andes, in the vicinity of Mérida, Venezuela. See comment. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Venezuela

Endemic: Venezuela


Species group not addressed by Lynch, 1993, Alytes, 11: 77–87. See comment under Atelopus sorianoi. See Rivero, 1961, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 126: 169; and Rivero, 1974 "1972", Bol. Soc. Venezol. Cienc. Nat., 29: 600–612. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 172. La Marca, Albornoz, and García, 2005, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Ranas Arlequines: 96, provided a brief account, photograph, and map. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 9, for remarks on distribution, extinction, and literature. 

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