Atelopus chiriquiensis Shreve

Chiriqui Stub-foot Toad (Atelopus chiriquiensis)

The Chiriqui Stub-foot Toad was described in 1936, it was restricted to a small range in the vicinity of the Chiriquí Viejo River in the Chiriquí Province, Panama.

The species fell victim to the spread of the fungal chytridiomycosis disease, which is deadly to amphibians, in the 2000s, it was not recorded in field surveys undertaken in 2012 and is now feared to be already extinct. [1]



[1] Rachel Perez; Corinne L. Richards-Zawacki; Alexander R. Krohn; Matthew Robak; Edgardo J. Griffith; Heidi Ross; Brian Gratwicke; Roberto Ibáñez; Jamie Voyles: Field surveys in western Panama indicated populations of Atelopus varius frogs are persisting in regions where Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis is now enzootic. Ambiphian & Reptile Conservation 8(2): 30-35. 2014


edited: 10.09.2019