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Atelopus longirostris Cope, 1868

Longnose stubfoot toad, Longnose harlequin frog



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Atelopus longirostris marmorata Werner, 1901; Phryniscus boussingaulti Thominot, 1889


Conservation Status

Last record: 1989

Rediscovered in March 2016 (source)

IUCN RedList status: Extinct





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Cope, E. D. (1868). An examination of the Reptilia and Batrachia obtained by the Orton expedition to Equador and the upper Amazon, with notes on other species. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia [1868]: 96-140.


Other references:

Martín R. Bustamante, Wilmar Bolívar, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Diego Cisneros-Heredia, Fernando Castro, Jose Vicente Rueda, Stefan Lötters, Andrés Acosta-Galvis. (2004). Atelopus longirostris. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. ( Downloaded on 10 February 2013.

Mayer, Lindsay Renick. (2017). Rediscovering hope for the Longnose Harlequin Frog. FrogLog 119: 13-14.

Tapia, Elicio Eladio, Coloma, Luis Aurelio, Pazmiño-Otamendi, Gustavo and Peñafiel, Nicolás. (2017). Rediscovery of the nearly extinct longnose harlequin frog [i]Atelopus longirostris[/i] (Bufonidae) in Junín, Imbabura, Ecuador. Neotropical Biodiversity 3(1): 157-167.


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