Ectopoglossus atopoglossus (Grant, Humphrey & Myers, 1997)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonyms: Colostethus atopoglossus Grant, Humphrey & Myers, 1997 (protonym); Anomaloglossus atopoglossus (Grant, Humphrey & Myers, 1997)


Conservation Status


Last record: 1990's

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Grant, T., Humphrey, E.C. and Myers, C.W. 1997. The median lingual process of frogs: a bizarre character of Old World ranoids discovered in South American dendrobatids. American Museum Novitates 3212: 1-40.


Other references:

Castro-Herrera, F. and Vargas-Salinas, F. 2008. Anfibios y reptiles en el departamento del Valle del Cauca, Colombia. Biota Colombiana 9(2): 255-277.

Grant, T. and Bolívar-G, W. 2014. A new species of semiarboreal toad with a salamander-like ear (Anura: Bufonidae: Rhinella). Herpetologica 70(2): 198-210.

IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2019. Ectopoglossus atopoglossus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T55048A49341223. Accessed on 09 July 2022.

Lynch, J.D. and Grant, T. 1998. Dying frogs in western Colombia: catastrophe or trivial observation? Revista de la Academia Colombiana de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales 23: 149-152.


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