Atelopus tricolor Boulenger, 1902

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

Atelopus tricolor Boulenger, 1902, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 7, 10: 397. Syntypes: BMNH 1947.2.14.57-59 (formerly 1902.5.29.192-195), acccording to museum records, and ZFMK 28103 (according to Böhme and Bischoff, 1984, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 19: 177), USNM 193575 (formerly BMNH 1947.2.14.60) (according to Peters, 1973, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 145: 43); ZFMK 28103 designated lectotype by Lötters and De la Riva, 1998, J. Herpetol., 32: 484. Type locality: "Marcapata Valley, [Departamento Cusco,] E. Peru".

Atelopus rugulosus Noble, 1921, Am. Mus. Novit., 29: 3. Holotype: AMNH 6097, by original designation. Type locality: "vicinity of Juliaca, Peru". Type locality doubted by Lötters, 1996, Neotrop. Toad Genus Atelopus: 52. Synonymy by Reynolds and Foster, 1992, Herpetol. Monogr., 6: 86.

Atelopus willimani Donoso-Barros, 1969, Physis, Buenos Aires, 28: 327. Holotype: IZUC (formerly R. Donoso-Barros 660) according to Hoogmoed, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 34. Type locality: "Rio Beni, Runerrabaque [= Rurrenabaque], Bolivia". Synonymy by Lötters and De la Riva, 1998, J. Herpetol., 32: 481-488.

English Names

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

Three-colored Harlequin Toad (Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 177).

Bolivian Stubfoot Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 40 [Atelopus willimani--no longer recognized).

Distribution

Humid montane forests of the Cordillera Oriental of Peru and Bolivia, betwen 1250–2500 m.

Comment

Likely in the Atelopus flavescens group of Lynch, 1993, Alytes, 11: 77–87. See accounts by Lötters and De la Riva, 1998, J. Herpetol., 32: 481–488, and Köhler, 2000, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 48: 80–81. 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: 177. Chaparro and Cortez F., 2005, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Ranas Arlequines: 128, provided a brief account, photograph, and map. De la Riva and Reichle, 2014, Herpetol. Monogr., 28: 59, who discussed conservation status, noted that attempts to find extant populations in Bolivia have been unsuccessful and that the species was last seen in that country in December 2003. Pacheco-Suarez, 2020, Salamandra, 56: 392–394, discussed rediscovery of the species in Bolivia in 2020. 

External links:

Please note: these links will take you to external websites not affiliated with the American Museum of Natural History. We are not responsible for their content.