Atelopus sonsonensis

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Atelopus sonsonensis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Bufonidae
Genus: Atelopus
Species: A. sonsonensis
Binomial name
Atelopus sonsonensis
Vélez-Rodríguez & Ruíz-Carranza, 1997

Atelopus sonsonensis is a species of toad in the family Bufonidae. It is endemic to Colombia and only known from its type locality in Sonsón, Antioquia Department, on the eastern slope of the Cordillera Central at 1,500 m (4,900 ft) asl.[2][3]

Atelopus sonsonensis is a ground-dwelling toad that occurs in the under-storey of forest along streams. It breeds in the streams. Major threats to the species are chytridiomycosis and habitat loss.[1]


  1. ^ a b Bolívar, W. & Castro, F. (2010). "Atelopus sonsonensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 21 May 2015. 
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2015). "Atelopus sonsonensis Vélez-Rodriguez and Ruiz-Carranza, 1997". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 21 May 2015. 
  3. ^ Acosta-Galvis, A.R. (2015). "Atelopus sonsonensis Vélez & Ruiz, 1997". Lista de los Anfibios de Colombia V.05.2015.0. Retrieved 21 May 2015.