Rio Pescado stubfoot toad

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Rio Pescado stubfoot toad
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Bufonidae
Genus: Atelopus
Species: A. balios
Binomial name
Atelopus balios
Peters, 1973

The Rio Pescado stubfoot toad, Atelopus balios, is a species of toad in the Bufonidae family endemic to Ecuador. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and rivers. It is threatened by habitat loss.[1] It was previously thought to be extinct,[2] but was recently rediscovered in a hunt for missing amphibians.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cisneros-Heredia, D., Yánez-Muñoz, M., Coloma, L.A. & Ron, S. 2004. Atelopus balios. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 21 July 2007.
  2. ^ http://www.conservation.org/sitecollectionimages/in-text_images/Lost_frogs_wanted_poster.jpg
  3. ^ "Ansonia latidisca". Smugmug.com. Retrieved 2011-07-14.