Rhaebo olallai Hoogmoed, 1985

Tandayapa Andes toad



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Andinophryne olallai Hoogmoed, 1985


Conservation Status

Last record: 1970

Rediscovered in 2012

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient



Río Manduriacu, Imbabura Province, Ecuador

The report of this species from Nariño, Colombia by (Murillo Pacheco et al. 2005) is now known to be in error (Lynch et al. 2014:1).


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

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 1985: 251-274.


Other references:

Lynch RL, Kohn S, Ayala-Varela F, Hamilton PS, Ron SR. (2014). Rediscovery of Andinophryne olallai Hoogmoed, 1985 (Anura, Bufonidae), an enigmatic and endangered Andean toad. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 8(1)[Special Section]: 1-7.

Murillo Pacheco, J., Cepeda Quilindo, B. and Florez Pai, C. (2005). Andinophryne olallai (Tandayapa Andes toad). Geographic distribution. Herpetological Review 36: 331.

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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