Osornophryne talipes Cannatella, 1986

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Bufonidae > Genus: Osornophryne > Species: Osornophryne talipes

Osornophryne talipes Cannatella, 1986, Copeia, 1986: 620. Holotype: KU 131797, by original designation. Type locality: "north slope of the Nudo de Mojanda, 3400 m, Imbabura Province, Ecuador".

English Names

Cannatella's Plump Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 45).


High Andean forests, subparamos and páramos from the province of Imbabura, Ecuador, to the central part of the Central Andes in Colombia (departments of Cauca, Huila, and Nariño), between 2880 and 3630 m elevation. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia, Ecuador


Mueses-Cisneros, 2003, Caldasia, 25: 422, provided a brief account for Colombia. 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: 201. See comments by Cisneros-Heredia and Gluesenkamp, 2011 "2010", Avanc. Cienc. Ingen., Quito, Secc. B,, 2 (3): 64–73, suggested that identifications of this species away from the type locality require verification and may represent unnamed species.

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