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Atelopus seminiferus Cope, 1874

Upper Amazon stubfoot toad

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 1874
 
Rediscovered in 2001 (2004?)
 
IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered

 

Distribution

Peru (northern)

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Cope, Edward Drinker. (1874). On some Batrachia and Nematognathi brought from the upper Amazon by Prof. Orton. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 26: 120-137.

 

Other references:

Cusi, Juan C. et al. (2017). New distribution records and conservation status of Atelopus seminiferus Cope, 1874: A Critically Endangered harlequin frog from northern Peru. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 11(1) [General Section]: 17-24.

La Marca, E., Lips, K.R., Lötters, S., Puschendorf, R., Ibáñez, R., Rueda-Almonacid, J.V., Schulte, R., Marty, C., Castro, F., Manzanilla-Puppo, J., Garcia-Perez, J.E., Toral, E., Bolaños, F., Chaves, G., Pounds, J.A. and Young, B. 2005. Catastrophic population declines and extinctions in Neotropical harlequin frogs (Bufonidae: Atelopus). Biotropica: 190-201.

Lötters, S. 1996. The Neotropical Toad Genus Atelopus. Checklist - Biology - Distribution. Vences, M. and Glaw, F. Verlags GbR, Köln, Germany.

Lötters, S., Schulte, R., Córdova, J.H. and Veith, M. 2005. Conservation priorities for harlequin frogs (Atelopus spp.) of Peru. Oryx: 343-346.

Pounds, J.A., Bustamante, M.R., Coloma, L.A., Consuegra, J.A., Fogden, M.P.L., Foster, P.N., La Marca, E., Masters, K.L., Merino-Viteri, A., Puschendorf, R., Ron, S.R., Sánchez-Azofeifa, G.A., Still, C.J. and Young, B.E. 2006. Widespread amphibian extinctions from epidemic disease driven by global warming. Nature 439: 161-167.

Rodríguez, L.O., Cordova, J.H. and Icochea, J. 1993. Lista preliminar de los anfibios del Peru. Publicaciones del Museo de Historia Natural U.N.M.S.M. 45: 1-22.

Rainer Schulte, Antonio Salas, Ariadne Angulo, Stefan Lötters. 2004. Atelopus seminiferus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T54548A11165473. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T54548A11165473.en. Downloaded on 26 January 2017.

 

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