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Huila Stubfoot Toad
Range Colombia
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Amphibia
Order Anura
Family Bufonidae
Genus Atelopus
Species Atelopus ebenoides
Conservation Status
Critically Endangered

The Huila stubfoot toad (Atelopus ebenoides), a species of toad in the Bufonidae family. It is endemic only in Colombia. A southern population lives in the southern Colombian Andes in the Cauca and Huila Departments. The northern population (called Atelopus ebenoides marinkellei) may be a separate species and occurs only in the Boyacá Department, in the Cordillera Oriental.

The species' population has probably experienced a huge decline due to chytridiomycosis. The southern species has not been recorded since 1992, although no detailed searches have been attempted. The northern population was unrecorded from 1995, despite some searching, until it was spotted again in 2006.