Atelopus pastuso Coloma, Duellman, Almendáriz, Ron, Terán-Valdez, and Guayasamin, 2010

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

Atelopus pastuso Coloma, Duellman, Almendáriz C., Ron, Terán-Valdez, and Guayasamin, 2010, Zootaxa, 2574: 20. Holotype: QCAZ 15013, by original designation. Type locality: "near a lake in Voladero, Páramo de El Angel (approx. 0° 41′ N, 77° 53′ W; ca 3750 m), Provincia Carchi, Ecuador".

English Names

None noted.


Known only from páramo and subpáramo habitats of the Central Andes from Departamento Nariño in southern Colombia to Provincias Carchi and Imbabura in northern Ecuador, 2800–3900 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia, Ecuador


Considered to be extinct or nearly so in the original publication and (formerly) hybridizing in northern Ecuador with Atelopus ignescens.

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