Atelopus ignescens

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Atelopus ignescens
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A. ignescens
Binomial name
Atelopus ignescens
(Cornalia, 1849)
Synonyms

Atelopus carinatus Andersson, 1945
Phryniscus laevis Günther, 1858

The Atelopus ignescens is a species of toad. It is often known as the Jambato toad or the Quito stubfoot toad. They belong to the family Bufonidae. They live in Ecuador. They were thought to be extinct until some were discovered in 2016. [1] Their habitat is subtropical or tropical high-altitude. It was believed to be the closest relative of the Carrikeri Harlequin Frog.[2]

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  1. Sorgato, Valeria (May 2016). "El jambato negro 'resucitó' entre la niebla de los páramos". elcomercio.com (in Spanish).
  2. Ruthven, Alexander G. (May 25, 1916). "Description of a New Species of Atelopus from the Santa Marta Mountains, Colombia" (PDF). Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan. 1 (28): 1–3. Retrieved 2008-03-26.

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