Atelopus tricolor Boulenger, 1902

Bolivian stubfoot toad, Three-colored stubfoot toad, Three-coloured harlequin toad



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 2003.

Since rediscovered.



Bolivia & Peru


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Boulenger, G.A. 1902. Description of new batrachian and reptiles from the Andes of Peru and Bolivia. Annals and Magazine of Natural History: 394-402.


Other references:

De la Riva, I. 1990. Lista preliminar comentada de los anfibios de Bolivia con datos sobre su distribucion. Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali Bollettino: 261-319.

De la Riva, I., Köhler, J., Lötters, S. and Reichle, S. 2000. Ten years of research on Bolivian amphibians: updated checklist, distribution, taxonomic problems, literature and iconography. Revista Espanola de Herpetologia 14: 19-164.

Donoso-Barros, R. 1969. Una nueva especie de Atelopodidae de Bolivia (Anura). Physis: 327-330.

Fugler, C.M. 1984. Tercera contribucion a la fauna herpetologica del oriente boliviano. Ecologia en Bolivia: 63-72.

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.

Köhler, J. 2000. Amphibian diversity in Bolivia: a study with special reference to montane forest regions. Bonner Zoologische Monographien: 1-243.

La Marca, E., Lips, K.R., Lötters, S., Puschendorf, R., Ibáñez, R., Rueda-Almonacid, J.V., Schulte, R., Marty, C., Castro, F., Manzanilla-Puppo, J., Garcia-Perez, J.E., Toral, E., Bolaños, F., Chaves, G., Pounds, J.A. and Young, B. 2005. Catastrophic population declines and extinctions in Neotropical harlequin frogs (Bufonidae: Atelopus). Biotropica 37(2): 190-201.

Lavilla, E.O. and de Sá, R. 2001. Chondrocranium and visceral skeleton of Atelopus tricolor and Atelophryniscus chrysophorus tadpoles (Anura, Bufonidae). Amphibia-Reptilia: 167-177.

Lavilla, E.O., de Sa, R.O. and de la Riva, I. 1997. Description of the tadpole of Atelopus tricolor (Anura: Bufonidae). Journal of Herpetology: 121-124.

Lötters, S. and De la Riva, I. 1998. Redescription of Atelopus tricolor Boulenger from southeastern Peru and adjacent Bolivia, with comments on related forms. Journal of Herpetology: 481-488.

Noble, G.K. 1921. Five new species of Salientia from South America. American Museum Novitates 29: 1-7.

Pounds, J.A., Bustamante, M.R., Coloma, L.A., Consuegra, J.A., Fogden, M.P.L., Foster, P.N., La Marca, E., Masters, K.L., Merino-Viteri, A., Puschendorf, R., Ron, S.R., Sánchez-Azofeifa, G.A., Still, C.J. and Young, B.E. 2006. Widespread amphibian extinctions from epidemic disease driven by global warming. Nature 439: 161-167.

Reynolds, R. and Foster, M. 1992. Four new species of frog and one new species of snake from the Chapare region of Bolivia, with notes on other species. Herpetological Monographs: 83-104.


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