Arthur's stubfoot toad

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Arthur's stubfoot toad
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Bufonidae
Genus: Atelopus
Species: A. arthuri
Binomial name
Atelopus arthuri
Peters, 1973

Arthur's stubfoot toad, Atelopus arthuri, is a species of toad in the Bufonidae family endemic to Ecuador. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, subtropical or tropical high-altitude grasslands, and rivers. It is threatened by habitat loss. It has not been seen for more than 20 years and is considered probably extinct.[1]


  1. ^ Ron, S., Coloma, L.A., Bustamante, M.R., Cisneros-Heredia, D. & Yánez-Muñoz, M. 2004. Atelopus arthuri. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 21 July 2007.