Atelopus spurrelli Boulenger, 1914

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

Atelopus spurrelli Boulenger, 1914, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1914: 813. Holotype: BMNH 1914.5.21.81 (now reregistered 1947.2.14.62) according to A.G.C. Grandison in Hoogmoed, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 33; listed as 1947.2.14.62 by museum records, presumably the same specimen reregistered. Type locality: "at or near Peña Lisa, Condoto", Colombia.

Atelopus spurrelli spurrelliMarx, 1958, Fieldiana, Zool., 36: 426, by implication.

English Names

Condoto Stubfoot Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 40).


Chocó, western Valle del Cauca, and northwestern Caldas provinces in the lowland rainforests of the Pacific versants of the Cordillera Occidental, western Colombia, 40–500 m elevation; also from Río Arquía, Departamento Antioquia, Colombia; expected in extreme northern part of the border region with Panama. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Likely/Controversially Present: Panama

Endemic: Colombia


In the Atelopus flavescens group of Lynch, 1993, Alytes, 11: 77–87. See comment under Atelopus certus. 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: 176. Rivera-Correa, 2005, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Ranas Arlequines: 127, provided a brief account, photograph, and map. Rueda-Isaza, Garzón-Franco, Alzate-Zapata, and Arredondo-Salgar, 2022, Catal. Anf. Rept. Colombia, Medellín, 8: 17–26, provided a detailed account of the literature, morphology, natural history, questionable records, photographs, and range map. 

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