Atelopus onorei

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Atelopus onorei

Critically endangered, possibly extinct (IUCN 3.1)[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Bufonidae
Genus: Atelopus
Species: A. onorei
Binomial name
Atelopus onorei
Coloma, Lötters, Duellman & Miranda-Leiva, 2007

Atelopus onorei is a small species of bright yellow and green toads in the family Bufonidae. It is endemic to Ecuador. It has not been seen since 1990 and may now be extinct, but it is possible that overlooked populations remain.[2] The reasons for its decline are likely climate changes and the disease chytridiomycosis.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Luis A. Coloma (2008). "Atelopus onorei". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T136173A4254841. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T136173A4254841.en. Retrieved 8 November 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Coloma, L.A., Lötters, S., Duellman, W.E., Miranda-Leiva, A. "A taxonomic revision of Atelopus pachydermus, and description of two new (extinct?) species of Atelopus from Ecuador (Anura: Bufonidae)" Zootaxa 1557 (2007): 1-32.