Atelopus palmatus Andersson, 1945

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

Atelopus palmatus Andersson, 1945, Ark. Zool., 37A(2): 12. Syntypes: NHRM 1908 (5 specimens) according to D.C. Cannatella in Hoogmoed, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 32. Type locality: "Rio Pastaza, 1000 m", eastern Ecuador.

English Names

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


Eastern foothills of the Andes of Ecuador (Napo, Pastaza, and Tungurahua provinces), between 1150 and 1740 m elevation in humid montane forest.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ecuador

Endemic: Ecuador


In the Atelopus flavescens group of Lynch, 1993, Alytes, 11: 77–87. For accounts and discussion see Peters, 1973, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 145: 38–39, and Rivero, 1969, Mem. Soc. Cienc. Nat. La Salle, 29: 142–145. Lötters, Haas, Schick, and Böhme, 2002, Salamandra, 38: 166, regarded this taxon as a likely junior synonym of Atelopus planispina. Almendáriz C. and Galvis-Peñuela, 2005, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Ranas Arlequines: 129, 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 and conservation status. Marcillo-Lara, Coloma, Álvarez-Solas, and Terneus, 2020, Neotropical Biodiversity, 6: 1–13, reported on larval morphology. 

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