Rhaebo atelopoides (Lynch & Ruiz-Carranza, 1981)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Bufo atelopoides Lynch & Ruiz-Carranza, 1981; Andinophryne atelopoides (Lynch & Ruiz-Carranza, 1981)


Conservation Status

Last record: 1980

Rediscovered in 2017 (IUCN SSC ASG, 2019)

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient



Cauca Department, Colombia (southern)


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Lynch, John D. and Ruiz-Carranza, P. M. (1981). A new species of toad (Anura: Bufonidae) from the cordillera occidental in southern Colombia. Lozania 33: 1-7.


Other references:

Acosta-Galvis, A. R. (2000). Ranas, Salamandras y Caecilias (Tetrapoda: Amphibia) de Colombia. Biota Colombiana: 289-319.

Fernando Castro and John Lynch. (2004). Andinophryne atelopoides. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. ( Downloaded on 04 May 2015.

Hoogmoed, M.S. 1985. A new genus of toads (Amphibia: Anura: Bufonidae) from the Pacific slopes of the Andes in northern Ecuador and southern Colombia, with the description of two new species. Zoologische Mededelingen: 251-274.

IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. (2019). Rhaebo atelopoides. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T54461A49339943. Downloaded on 31 May 2021.

Ron, Santiago R. et al. (2015). Systematics of the endangered toad genus Andinophryne (Anura: Bufonidae): phylogenetic position and synonymy under the genus Rhaebo. Zootaxa 3947(3): 347-366.

Ruiz-Carranza, P.M., Ardila-Robayo, M.C. and Lynch, J.D. 1996. Lista actualizada de la fauna de Amphibia de Colombia. Revista de la Academia Colombiana de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales 20(77): 365-415.


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