Atelopus seminiferus has a shorter snout and limbs than A. spumarius (Cope 1874).
In life, the dorsal surface of A. seminiferus is dark-brown and the ventral surfaces is brownish-orange. The sides from head to groin as well as the limbs are black, and each tubercle of the skin is yellow (Cope 1874).
Distribution and Habitat
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Trends and Threats
Possible reasons for amphibian decline
General habitat alteration and loss
Based on Maximum Likeliehood and Baysian Inference analyses of 570 base pairs of 16S rRNA, A. seminiferus was found to be most closely related to A. cf. spumarius and those in turn where sister to the clade consisting of A. hoogmoedi and A. flavescens (Lötters et al. 2010).
Cope, E. D. (1874). ''On Some Batrachia and Nematognathi Brought from the Upper Amazon by Prof. Orton.'' Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 26(2), 120-137.
Lötters, S., van der Meijden, A., Rödder, D., Köster, K.E., Kraus, T., La Marca, E., Haddad, C.F.B, Veith, M. (2010). ''Reinforcing and expanding the predictions of the disturbance vicariance hypothesis in Amazonian harlequin frogs: a molecular phylogenetic and climate envelope modelling approach.'' Biodivers Conserv, 19, 2125–2146.
Schulte, R., Salas, A., Angulo, A., Lötters, S. 2004. Atelopus seminiferus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T54548A11165473.http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK .2004.RLTS.T54548A11165473.en. Downloaded on 14 October 2016.
Written by Hannah Lee Ferus (hferus13 AT simons-rock.edu), Bard College at Simon’s Rock
First submitted 2016-12-27
Edited by Ann T. Chang (2016-12-27)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2016 Atelopus seminiferus <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/78> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Oct 23, 2017.
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