Atelopus guitarraensis
family: Bufonidae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Critically Endangered (CR)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Colombia


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is only known to occur in the Laguna de Guitara, Parque Nacional Natural Sumapaz, Meta Department, Colombia, at 3,400m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives and reproduces in streams in páramo habitats.


It is rare, being recorded only from two expeditions conducted in 1975 and 1990. There has been no subsequent survey work for this species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The most serious risk to this species is chytridiomycosis, which has had a devastating impact on other high-altitude species of Atelopus. Its habitat is threatened by fires caused by cattle ranchers.

Conservation Actions

This species occurs in the Parque Nacional Natural Sumapaz. Further work is required to determine the population status of this species; given the threat of chytridiomycosis, a captive-breeding programme might need to be established for this species.

Red List Status

Critically Endangered (CR)


Mariela Osorno-Muñoz, María Cristina Ardila-Robayo, Andrés Acosta-Galvis 2004. Atelopus guitarraensis. In: IUCN 2014


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