Atelopus onorei

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Atelopus onorei
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 toad 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.[1] The reasons for its decline are likely climate changes and the disease chytridiomycosis.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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.