Atelopus peruensis Gray & Cannatella, 1985

Peru stubfoot toad



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1992 or later

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Peruvian Andes (northern)












Original scientific description:

Gray, P. and Cannatella, D.C. 1985. A new species of Atelopus (Anura: Bufonidae) from the Andes of Northern Peru. Copeia: 910-917.


Other references:

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

Lötters, S. and Köhler, J. 1998. Der Stummelfussfrosch Atelopus peruensis Gray & Cannatella, 1985. Familie: Bufonidae. The frog Atelopus peruensis Gray & Cannatella, 1985. Family: Bufonidae. Herpetofauna: 14-15.

Lötters, S., Glaw, F., Reichle, S., Kohler, J. and Meyer, E. 1990. Notes on vocalizations in three species of Atelopus from Central and South America (Anura: Bufonidae). Herpetozoa: 79-83.

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

Mebs, D., Yotsu-Yamashita, M., Yasumoto, T., Lötters, S. and Schluter, A. 1995. Further report of the occurrence of tetrodotoxin in Atelopus species (Family: Bufonidae). Toxicon: 246-249.

Rodríguez, L.O., Cordova, J.H. and Icochea, J. 1993. Lista preliminar de los anfibios del Peru.: 1-22.

Rainer Schulte, Antonio Salas, Ariadne Angulo, Stefan Lötters, Ulrich Sinsch, Alfonso Miranda Leiva. (2006). Atelopus peruensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T54539A11164132. Downloaded on 14 December 2015.


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