Rhaebo atelopoides 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Bufonidae

Scientific Name: Rhaebo atelopoides (Lynch & Ruíz-Carranza, 1981)
Common Name(s):
English Western Andes Toad
Andinophryne atelopoides (Lynch & Ruíz-Carranza, 1981)
Bufo atelopoides Lynch & Ruiz-Carranza, 1981
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2015. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. New York, USA. Available at:
Taxonomic Notes: This species was transferred to the genus Andinophryne by Hoogmoed (1985) and subsequently transferred to Rhaebo (Ron et al. 2015).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Fernando Castro, John Lynch
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known only from the type locality in Parque Nacional Natural Munchique in Cauca Department, Colombia, at 2,190 m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):2190
Upper elevation limit (metres):2190
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Population [top]

Population:It is known only from two specimens collected in 1980, and there has been no recent sampling for the species, so its population status is unknown.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Both known specimens were found on leaves in primary forest. Nothing is known about its breeding habits, although it is suspected to breed by direct development.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threats to this species are unknown. However, illegal crops are grown in the park, which might threaten its habitat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Parque Nacional Natural Munchique is the only protected area from which it is currently known.

Errata [top]

Errata reason: This species was transferred from Andinophryne to Rhaebo (Ron et al. 2015) and the assessment updated to reflect this taxonomic change.

Citation: Fernando Castro, John Lynch. 2004. Rhaebo atelopoides (errata version published in 2015). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T54461A85825965. . Downloaded on 20 August 2018.
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