Atelopus elegans (Boulenger, 1882)

Elegant stubfoot toad



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1994

Rediscovered in 2006

IUCN RedList status: Endangered



Colombia & Ecuador


Anatomy & Morphology



Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Boulenger, G. A. (1882). Account of the reptiles and batrachians collected by Mr. Edward Whymper in Ecuador in 1879-80. Annals and Magazine of Natural History ser 5, ix(54): 457-467.


Other references:

IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. (2019). Atelopus elegans. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T54505A49535183. Accessed on 30 November 2022.

Jaynes, Kyle E. et al. (2022). Harlequin frog rediscoveries provide insights into species persistence in the face of drastic amphibian declines. Biological Conservation 276: 109784.


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