Atelopus mindoensis Peters, 1973

Mindo stubfoot toad



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1989

Rediscovered on 11 August 2019 at 21:30hr (Amorós et al., 2020)

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Peters, J. A. (1973). The frog genus Atelopus in Ecuador (Anura: Bufonidae). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology [1973]: 1-49.


Other references:

Amorós, César L. Barrio et al. (2020). Back from extinction: rediscovery of the harlequin toad Atelopus mindoensis Peters, 1973 in Ecuador. Herpetology Notes 13: 325-328.

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.

Lötters, S. (2001). The tadpole of Atelopus mindoensis Peters (Anura, Bufonidae) from northwestern Ecuador. Copeia 2001: 276-278.

Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Martín R. Bustamante, Mario Yánez-Muñoz, Diego Cisneros-Heredia, Ana Almendáriz. (2004). Atelopus mindoensis. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. ( Downloaded on 10 February 2013.


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