Atelopus muisca

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Atelopus muisca
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Bufonidae
Genus: Atelopus
Species: A. muisca
Binomial name
Atelopus muisca
Rueda-Almonacid & Hoyos, 1992

Atelopus muisca is a species of toad in the family Bufonidae. It is endemic to Colombia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland, and rivers. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Etymology and habitat[edit]

The species name "muisca" is taken from the Muisca who inhabited the area where the toad has been found; Chingaza Natural National Park in an area of 10 km2, at altitudes between 2,900 metres (9,500 ft) and 3,350 metres (10,990 ft) above sea level.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Rueda, J.V., Bolívar, W., Amézquita, A. & Acosta-Galvis, A. 2004. Atelopus muisca. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Archived June 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. - accessed 22-04-2016