Two new harlequin frogs (Anura: Atelopus) from the Andes of northern Peru

Pablo J. Venegas, Alessandro Catenazzi, Karen Siu-Ting, Jorge Carrillo

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Two new species of Atelopus (harlequin frogs) are described from the Andes of northern Peru, one from the northern Cordillera de Huancabamba (Departamento de Piura), 2,950 m elevation, and the other from an inter-Andean valley of the upper Marañon basin, Cordillera Central (Departamento de La Libertad), 2,620 m elevation. We also suggest the possible link between infection by the chytrid fungus and mortality of harlequin frogs in the upper Marañon basin in 1999.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)163-176
Number of pages14
Issue number3
StatePublished - 20 Aug 2008


  • A. eusebiodiazi sp. n.
  • Atelopus patazensis sp. n.
  • Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis
  • Bufonidae
  • Cordillera de Huancabamba
  • Maranon basin
  • Peru


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