Atelopus gigas Coloma, Duellman, Almendáriz, Ron, Terán-Valdez & Guayasamin, 2010

Giant stubfoot toad (proposed)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 1970

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Colombia & Ecuador


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Coloma, Luis A. et al. (2010). Five new (extinct?) species of Atelopus (Anura: Bufonidae) from Andean Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. Zootaxa 2574: 1-54.


Other references:

IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2017. Atelopus gigas. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T18435526A56602058. Downloaded on 11 December 2017.

Rödder, D., Kielgast, J., Bielby, J., Schmidtlein, S., Bosch, J., Garner, T.W.J., Veith, M., Walker, S., Fisher, M., Löetters, S. 2009. Global Amphibian Extinction Risk Assessment for the Panzootic Chytrid Fungus. Diversity 1(1): 52-66.

Ron, S.R. and Merino, A. 2000. Amphibian declines in Ecuador: overview and first report of chytridiomycosis from South America. FrogLog 42: 2-3.


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