Atelopus mandingues
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 known only from the type locality: Reserva Biológica Carpanta, Cundinamarca, Colombia, at an altitude of 2,900-3,350m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in páramo and cloud forest, and does not tolerate habitat destruction. It reproduces in fast-flowing streams.


This species was uncommon until 1990. A single pair was recorded in 1992; however, due to guerrilla activity, no one has subsequently returned to the original locality to look for it.

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.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in the Reserva Biológica Carpanta, which borders Parque Nacional Natural Chingaza. Survey work is urgently needed to determine the population status of this species. In view of the severe risk of chytridiomycosis, ex-situ populations might need to be established.

Red List Status

Critically Endangered (CR)


Mariela Osorno-Muñoz, Adolfo Amézquita 2004. Atelopus mandingues. In: IUCN 2014


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