Atelopus sonsonensis Vélez-Rodriguez and Ruiz-Carranza, 1997

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

Atelopus sonsonensis Vélez-Rodriguez and Ruiz-Carranza, 1997, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 21: 556. Holotype: ICN 37516, by original designation. Type locality: "COLOMBIA, Antioquia, municipio de Sonsón, vereda Caunzal, flanco oriental de la Cordillera Central, ca. 15 km al sureste del municipio Argelia, 1500 m."

English Names

None noted.


Known only from the type locality (Municipio de Sonsón,  southern Antioquia) and the Municipio de Pensilvania, Parque Nacional Natural Selva de Florencia, Departamento Caldas, Colombia on the eastern slope of the Cordillera Central, Colombia, 1500–2150 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


In the Atelopus longirostris 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. Rada, 2005, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Ranas Arlequines: 111, provided a brief account, photograph, and map. Velásquez-Trujillo, Castro-Herrera, Lötters, and Plewnia, 2024, Salamandra, 60: 67–81, discussed the Caldas population of this species, its comparative morphology, and provisionally assigned that population to this species. 

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