Tamá harlequin frog

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Tamá Harlequin Frog
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Bufonidae
Genus: Atelopus
Species: A. tamaense
Binomial name
Atelopus tamaense
La Marca, García-Pérez, and Renjifo, 1990

Atelopus tamaensis La Marca, García-Pérez, and Renjifo, 1990

The Tamá harlequin frog or Venezuela stubfoot toad (Atelopus tamaense) is a species of toad in the family Bufonidae. It is endemic to the Páramo de Tamá on the Venezuelan-Colombian border and occurs in Apure and (likely) Táchira states of Venezuela and Norte de Santander Department on the Cordillera Oriental of Colombia.[1][2][3]

Its natural habitats are sphagnum bogs in páramo ecosystems[1] as well as upper montane forests[3] at elevations of 2,950–3,200 m (9,680–10,500 ft) above sea level.[1][3]

The species occurs in the Tamá National Natural Park in Colombia and El Tamá National Park in Venezuela. The habitat could be affected by fire. Major threat, however, is chytridiomycosis that has negatively impacted many other montane Atelopus species.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e La Marca, E. & García-Pérez, J.E. (2004). "Atelopus tamaense". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2004: e.T54558A11167366. Retrieved 29 December 2015. 
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2015). "Atelopus tamaense La Marca, García-Pérez, and Renjifo, 1990". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 29 December 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c Acosta-Galvis, A.R. (2015). "Atelopus tamaense La Marca, García-Pérez, & Renjifo, 1990". Lista de los Anfibios de Colombia V.05.2015. www.batrachia.com. Retrieved 29 December 2015.