Atelopus vogli Müller, 1934

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

Atelopus cruciger vogli Müller, 1934, Zool. Anz., 108: 151. Types: Holotype: ZSM 3/1933, by original designation. Type locality: "Schlucht 'Las Peñas' (600 m), unweit von Maracay", Estado Aragua, Venezuela; label states "Obere Wasserfälle des Rio Juey 'La Penas', nahe der Hacienda 'La Trinidad', Maracay (700 m), Venezuela" according to Glaw and Franzen, 2006, Spixiana, München, 29: 158-159; restated as "Las cascadas superiores del rio Güey, en la region llamada 'Las Peñas', cerca de la Hacienda de La Trinidad, Maracay, a una altura aproximada de 700 metros sobre el nivel del mar" Venezuela, by Müller, 1935, Bol. Acad. Cienc. Fis. Mat. Nat., Caracas, 1935: 1-10.

Atelopus varius vogliPeters, 1952, Occas. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 539: 11.

Atelopus vogliGinés, 1959, Mem. Soc. Cienc. Nat. La Salle, 19: 136; Lötters, La Marca, and Vences, 2004, Copeia, 2004: 228.

English Names

None noted.


Known only from the type locality (Las Penas near Hacienda la Trinidad, Maracay, Aragua, Venezuela, ca. 700 m elevation) and Montalbán, Carabobo, Venezuela), both localities on the southern versant of the Cordillera de la Costa. See comment. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Venezuela

Endemic: Venezuela


Removed from the synonymy of Atelpous cruciger by Lötters, La Marca, and Vences, 2004, Copeia, 2004: 136, where it had been placed by La Marca, 1992, Cuad. Geograf., Mérida, 9. See account by Lötters, La Marca, and Vences, 2004, Copeia, 2004: 228-232. Barrio-Amorós, 2004, Rev. Ecol. Lat. Am., 9: 3, noted Venezuelan distribution and relevant literature and noted this species as likely extinct. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 136, who regarded the species as extinct. La Marca, Lötters, and Manzanilla, 2005, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Ranas Arlequines: 54, provided a brief account. Barrio-Amorós and Rojas-Runjaic, 2009, Salamandra, 45: 254-256, provided a new locality (from 1957). See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 9–11, for remarks on distribution, its extinction, and literature. 

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