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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

 

Distribution

Ecuador

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

Above: photo by Luis Aurelio Coloma (CC 4.0). Source: Wikimedia Commons.

 

References

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:

Acosta-Galvis, A.R. 2000. Ranas, Salamandras y Caecilias (Tetrapoda: Amphibia) de Colombia. Biota Colombiana 1(3): 289-319.

Andreone, Franco et al. (2022). Threatened and extinct amphibians and reptiles in Italian natural history collections are useful conservation tools. Acta Herpetologica 17(1): 45-58. doi:10.36253/a_h-12349

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

Martín R. Bustamante, Wilmar Bolívar, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Diego Cisneros-Heredia, Fernando Castro, Jose Vicente Rueda, Stefan Lötters, Andrés Acosta-Galvis. 2004b. Atelopus longirostris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T54522A11158637. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T54522A11158637.en. Accessed on 18 June 2022.

Cannatella, D.C. 1981. A new Atelopus from Ecuador and Colombia. Journal of Herpetology 15(2): 133-138.

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 37(2): 190-201.

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

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

Merino-Viteri, A. 2001. Análisis de posibles causas de las disminuciones de poblaciones de anfibios en los Andes del Ecuador. Tesis de Licenciatura. Pontifica Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador.

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.

Regalado, Pedro Galán. (2015). Los Anfibios y Reptiles Extinguidos: Herpetofauna Desaparecida Desde el Año 1500. Monografías de la Universidade da Coruña 155: 1-509.

Ruiz-Carranza, P.M., Ardila-Robayo, M.C. and Lynch, J.D. 1996. Lista actualizada de la fauna de Amphibia de Colombia. Revista de la Academia Colombiana de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales 20(77): 365-415.

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

https://medium.com/@LostSpecies/rediscovering-hope-for-the-longnose-harlequin-frog-b3ac69c211be

 

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