Atelopus simulatus Ruiz-Carranza and Osorno-Muñoz, 1994

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

Atelopus simulatus Ruiz-Carranza and Osorno-Muñoz, 1994, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 19: 166. Holotype: ICN 07261, by original designation. Type locality: "Colombia, Departamento del Cauca, Municipio Belalcázar (= Páez), Km 11 carretera Belalcázar-Tóez, flanco oriental Cordillera Central, 2° 45′ latitud N, 76° 00′ longitud W de Greenwich, 2800 m."

English Names

None noted.


High andean forests and paramos of the Cordillera Central in the departments of Cauca, Huila, and Tolima, Colombia, 2500 to 3000 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


In the Atelopus ignescens group according to the original publication. 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: 175. Bernal-Bautista, 2005, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Ranas Arlequines: 110, provided a brief account, photograph, and map.

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