Atelopus moropukaqumir

Atelopus moropukaqumir

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Atelopus moropukaqumir

Atelopus moropukaqumir is a species of toad in the family Bufonidae. It is endemic to southern Peru, where it was discovered in a cloud forest near Anchihuay in the department of Ayacucho, marking the first known Atelopus record from that region. It closely resembles Atelopus erythropus in appearance but differs in ventral coloration, skin texture, and snout shape. The chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatis, which has been implicated in the extinctions of other Atelopus species, was detected in some of the sampled individuals, which may threaten the species' survival. Habitat destruction of the single locality the species is known from may also be a threat.

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1. Atelopus moropukaqumir Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atelopus_moropukaqumir

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