Black Andean toad (Atelopus ignescens)

Black Andean toad, dorsal view
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Black Andean toad fact file

Black Andean toad description

GenusAtelopus (1)

ARKive is working with IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature, to source images of the world's threatened amphibian species. Together with Conservation International and NatureServe, IUCN has led a comprehensive assessment of the conservation status for the world's known species of frogs, toads, salamanders, newts and caecilians. To date, the project has involved the input of more than 600 herpetologists from around the world.

IUCN Red List category, and details of range, ecology, threats and conservation information for every known amphibian species, can be found on the IUCN Red List website.

View information on this species at the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Also known as
Jambato toad, Quito stubfoot toad.
Atelopus carinatus, Atelopus laevis, Phrynidium leave, Phryniscus ignescens, Phryniscus laevia, Phryniscus laevis, Phryniscus laevis var. laevis.

Black Andean toad status

Classified as Extinct (EX) on the IUCN Red List 2004 (1).

IUCN Red List species status – Extinct


Find out more

View information on this species at the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre.
For more information on the assessment of the conservation status of the world's amphibians, please see the amphibian portal on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species at


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  1. IUCN Red List (October, 2005)

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Black Andean toad, dorsal view  
Black Andean toad, dorsal view

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