Atelopus balios

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

Atelopus balios, the Rio Pescado stubfoot toad, is a species of toad in the family Bufonidae 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] However, it was recently rediscovered by a team from Conservation International during a hunt for missing amphibians.[3][4]


  1. ^ Cisneros-Heredia, D., Yánez-Muñoz, M., Coloma, L.A. & Ron, S. 2004. Atelopus balios. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Archived June 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. Downloaded on 21 July 2007.
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  3. ^ "Ansonia latidisca". Retrieved 2011-07-14. 
  4. ^ "Global Search for 'lost' frogs yields few findings, important warnings - Conservation International". Conservation International. Retrieved 2016-04-09.