Atelopus carbonerensis Rivero

La Carbonera Stub-foot Toad (Atelopus carbonerensis)

The La Carbonera Stub-foot Toad, also known as Venezuelan Yellow Frog, was described in 1972, originally as a subspecies of the Yellow Merida Stub-foot Toad (Atelopus oxyrhynchus Boulenger), the species has apparently always have been very rare and appears to have been restricted to its type locality, the humid forests at elevations of 2000 to 2800 m named as Bosque de San Eusebio in the Cordillera de Mérida, Venezuela.

The species reached lengths of 4,3 to 5,4 cm, the males were completely brightly sulfur yellow colored.

The La Carbonera Stub-foot Toad was last recorded in 1998, and has since been lost, it is very obviously another victim to the fungal chytridiomycosis disease and is now completely extinct.

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edited: 10.09.2019