Atelopus subornatus Werner, 1899

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

Atelopus subornatus Werner, 1899, Verh. Zool. Bot. Ges. Wien, 49: 475. Syntypes: Originall in ZIUG; now ZFMK 28104–05 (Fusagsuga) and 28106 (Sibaté), according to Böhme and Bischoff, 1984, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 19: 178; ZFMK 28104 designated lectotype by Lötters, 1989, Salamandra, 25: 281–290. Type localities: "Alto von Sibaté bei Bogatá, 2800 m" and "Ueber Fusagasuga bei Bogotá, 2300 m"; restricted by lectotype designation to Fusagasugá near Bogotá, 2300 m, Colombia.

Atelopus flaviventris Werner, 1899, Verh. Zool. Bot. Ges. Wien, 49: 476. Holotype: Originally ZIUG; now ZFMK 28107, according to Böhme and Bischoff, 1984, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 19: 177. Type locality: "Alto von Sibaté, 2800 m"; "Tierra Negra, Fusagasugá, 2800 m.", Cundinamarca, Colombia. Synonymy by Dunn, 1944, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 6: 80; Rivero, 1963, Caribb. J. Sci., 3; 103–124; Cochran and Goin, 1970, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 288: 127, and Lötters, 1989, Salamandra, 25: 281–290.

Atelopus ignescens subornatusRivero, 1965, Caribb. J. Sci., 5: 138. Alternative use.

Atelopus varius subornatusCochran and Goin, 1970, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 288: 127.

Atelopus echeverrii Rivero and Serna, 1985, Caribb. J. Sci., 21: 80. Holotype: FMNH 81875, by original designation. Type locality: "Camino Sibaté—Aguadita, 2500 m, [Cundinamarca,] Colombia". Synonymy by Lynch, 1993, Alytes, 11: 77–87.

Atelopus subornatusLynch, 1986, J. Herpetol., 20: 126; Lötters, 1989, Salamandra, 25: 281–290.

English Names

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


Humid montane forest in the Municipalities of Sibaté and Fusagasuga, and and Villarica, Tolima, on the western versant of the Cordillera Oriental in Cundinamarca, Colombia, 2150–2800 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


In the Atelopus flavescens group of Lynch, 1993, Alytes, 11: 77–87. Discussed as Atelopus nicefori by Cochran and Goin, 1970, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 288C: 130–131. Removed from the synonymy of Atelopus ignescens by Lynch, 1986, J. Herpetol., 20: 126, where it had been placed by Boulenger, 1900, Zool. Rec., 36: 28. Lynch and Renjifo, 2001, Guia Anf. Rept. Bogota: 35, presented a brief account and photograph. Osorno-Muñoz and Ardila-Robayo, 2004, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Libro Rojo Anf. Colombia: 202–205, provided an account and map. 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. Lötters, 2005, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Ranas Arlequines: 112, provided a brief account, photograph, and map. Enciso-Calle, Viuche-Lozano, Anganoy-Criollo, and Bernal-Bautista, 2017, Zootaxa, 4344: 160–162, reported a locality in Tolima, Colombia, and redescribed the larvae. 

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