Atelopus peruensis Gray and Cannatella, 1985

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

Atelopus peruensis Gray and Cannatella, 1985, Copeia, 1985: 912. Holotype: KU 181540, by original designation. Type locality: "33 km SW Celendín (7° 00′ S, 78° 10′ W), Departamento Cajamarca, Peru".

English Names

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


Puna and subpuna in the northern Andes of Peru (Departments of Ancash, Cajamarca, and Piura), 2800–4000 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Peru

Endemic: Peru


In the Atelopus ignescens group of Lynch, 1993, Alytes, 11: 77–87. Lötters, Glaw, Reichle, Köhler, and Meyer, 1999, Herpetozoa, Wien, 12: 79–83, discussed vocalization. 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: 172. Venegas, 2005, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Ranas Arlequines: 99, provided a brief account, photograph, and map.

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