Rhaebo colomai Hoogmoed, 1985:254

Carchi Andes toad



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Andinophryne colomai Hoogmoed, 1985:254


Conservation Status

Last Record: September 1984

Rediscovered in July 2017

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered





Biology & Ecology




Holotype: RMNH 21905.

Type locality: "Cabacera del Rio Baboso, cerca a Lita', Carchi Province, Ecuador"






Original scientific description:

Hoogmoed, Marinus 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 59(22): 251-274.


Other references:

Bacca-Cortes, Natalia et al. (2019). Conservation Strategies and Participatory Monitoring of Threatened Amphibians on Peace Implementation Territories in Southwestern Colombia. FrogLog 121: 18-21.

Cisneros-Heredia, Diego. (2017). Andean Toad Thought to be Extinct, Rediscovered in the Andes of Ecuador. FrogLog 119: 15.

Hoogmoed, Marinus S. (1989). On the identity of some toads of the genus Bufo from Ecuador, with additional remarks on [i]Andinophryne colomai[/i] Hoogmoed, 1985 (Amphibia: Anura: Bufonidae). Zoologische Verhandelingen 250(1): 1-32.

IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2018. Rhaebo colomai. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T54462A85856993. Downloaded on 06 July 2018.

Miracle, M. E. G., Ostende, L. and Arntzen, J. W. (2007). Type specimens of amphibians in the National Museum of Natural History, Leiden, The Netherlands. Zootaxa 1482: 25-68.

Mueses-Cisneros, J.J. 2008. Análisis sistemático de los sapos del género Rhaebo (Amphibia: Anura: Bufonidae). Universidad Nacional de Colombia.

Reyes-Puig, Carolina et al. (2019). Rediscovery of the Endangered Carchi Andean Toad, Rhaebo colomai (Hoogmoed, 1985), in Ecuador, with comments on its conservation status and extinction risk. Check List 15(3): 415-419.

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.


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