Atelopus longirostris

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Atelopus longirostris
Atelopus longirostris female.jpg
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A. longirostris
Binomial name
Atelopus longirostris
Cope, 1868

Atelopus longirostris, an harlequin frog or jambato, is a member of the family of true toads: Bufonidae. It has only been found in northern Ecuador. It is extinct. The species has not been seen since 1989.

Description[change | change source]

Atelopus longirostris has a slender body with long legs. Males have legs up to 35 mm, and females up to 47 mm. The dorsum is brown with yellow or cream rounded spots. The flanks are dark brown or black. The venter is whitish with some brown in the throat and chest.

References[change | change source]

  1. Bustamante et al. (2004). Atelopus longirostris. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. Retrieved on August 2006. Database entry includes a range map and justification for why this species is extinct