Atopophrynus syntomopus Lynch & Ruíz-Carranza, 1982
Taxonomy & Nomenclature
Last record: before 1982
IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered
This species is almost certainly extinct, at least at the type and thus far only known location, since "at least a dozen surveys of the type locality" have failed to rediscover this species (Castro & Lynch, 2004). The only hope of rediscovery now seems to be finding a relictual population outside of the type locality.
Biology & Ecology
Only known from three specimens, the holotype plus two paratopotypes (Myers & Ford, 1986; Castro & Lynch, 2004).
AMNH 122260 [ex ICN 8612]
Original scientific description:
Lynch, J. D. and Ruiz-Carranza, P. M. (1982). A new genus and species of poison-dart frog (Amphibia: Dendrobatidae) from the Andes of northern Colombia. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 1982: 557-562.
Fernando Castro and John Lynch. (2004). Atopophrynus syntomopus. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.1. (https://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 22 October 2011.
Myers, C. W. and Ford, L. S. (1986). On Atopophrynus a recently described frog wrongly assigned to the Dendrobatidae. American Museum Novitates, no. 2843. 15 pp.