Atelopus epikeisthos Lötters, Schulte & Duellman, 2004



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1989

Rediscovered in ?

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered



Cordiillera Central (eastern), Departamento de Amazonas, Peru (northern)


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Lötters, S., Schulte, R. and Duellman, W. E. (2004). A new and critically endangered species of Atelopus from the Andes of northern Peru (Anura: Bufonidae). Rev. Esp. Herp. 18: 101-109.


Other references:

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.

Stefan Lötters. 2008. Atelopus epikeisthos. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136162A4253102. Downloaded on 26 January 2017.

Santa-Cruz, R., Delgado, W. L., Medina, C. E., Treviño, I. and von May, R. (2017). Distribution and conservation status of the Critically Endangered harlequin frog Atelopus epikeisthos (Anura: Bufonidae). Salamandra 53(3): 423-425.


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