Una nueva especie de sapo del género Osornophryne (Anura: Bufonidae) de las estribaciones amazónicas de los Andes de Ecuador

Translated title of the contribution: A new species of the genus Osornophryne toad (Anura: Bufonidae) from the Amazonian foothills of the Andes of Ecuador

Jonh Jairo Mueses-Cisneros, Mario Humberto Yánez-Muñoz, Juan M. Guayasamin

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Abstract

A new distinctive species of Osornophryne is described from the Amazonian slopes of theEcuadorian Andes at elevations between 2600 and 2800 m. The new species differ frommost congeners (except O. guacamayo) by having elongated Toes IV and V, probably as anadaptation for arboreal habits. Osornophryne cofanorum sp. nov. differs from all knownOsornophryne by having its skull, vertebrae, and urostlyle coosified with the overlying skin,conferring individuals a squeletic aspect. Males have a unique color pattern of yellow pustuleson the tip of the snout, upper eyelid, limbs, and dorsolateral pustular clusters.Keywords: Ecuadorian Andes; Osornophryne; Bufonidae; Ecuador; New species.

Translated title of the contributionA new species of the genus Osornophryne toad (Anura: Bufonidae) from the Amazonian foothills of the Andes of Ecuador
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)269-279
Number of pages11
JournalPapeis Avulsos de Zoologia
Volume50
Issue number17
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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