Atelopus boulengeri   (Peracca)


 
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Boulenger's Harlequin Toad
(Atelopus boulengeri)

 
syn. -

 
distribution:

Ecuador: Loja Province; Morona-Santiago Province

 
local name: -

 
size: (?)

extinction date: last seen 1984

 
Boulenger's Harlequin Toad is known from only six places in the provinces of Morona-Santiago and Loja in the eastern Andes of Ecuador, where the species was last seen in the year 1984.

The reasons for the disappearance of this species are the same as for most of the other extinct amphibian species - habitat loss and the fungal disease chytridiomycosis.

Boulenger's Harlequin Toad is now most probably extinct.

 
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