A new species of Osornophryne (Anura: Bufonidae) from the Andean highlands of northern Ecuador

Andrew G. Gluesenkamp, Juan M. Guayasamin

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Abstract

We describe a new species of the genus Osornophryne from the vicinities of Laguna de Puruanta and Laguna de San Marcos in the Andean highlands of northeastern Ecuador. The new species is the largest known member of the genus (female snout-vent length = 40.5-47.1 mm; males unknown) and is remarkable for having a smooth dorsal skin lacking conical tubercles and interspersed with numerous glandular pustules. The new species has a clutch size of about 30 eggs and is likely nocturnal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-28
Number of pages11
JournalZootaxa
Issue number1828
DOIs
StatePublished - 23 Jul 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Andes
  • Anura
  • Bufonidae
  • Ecuador
  • New species
  • Osornophryne

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