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Atelopus varius
Atelopus varius
Harlequin Frog
Photographer: Robert Puschendorf
Collection: AmphibiaWeb

ID: 0000 0000 0204 1372 (2004-02-27)

Copyright © 2004 Robert Puschendorf

  • date of photo  Nov 29, 2003
  • location   Rainmaker Project, Fila Chonta, NW of Quepos (Costa Rica)
  • family Bufonidae
  • order Anura
  • class Amphibia
  • notes   This once commonly known species, was last seen in 1996 (BolaƱos com pers), and was thought to be extinct. A new population was found in the Rainmaker Project, in 2003. This last population could give scientist a chance to study why this population persist, while it declined all over Costa Rica. It could shed more light on the amphibian decline phenomenon. Also captive breeding efforts could secure it from extinction, and potentially be the start for a reintroducton program. I would like to thank the people at Rainmaker, specially Ernesto Gutierrez, for giving me the opportunity to see my first Costa Rican Atelopus.
  • photo category: Animal - Amphibian

  • common names   Harlequin Frog, Clown Frog (AW )
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