Friday, May 18, 2012

[Herpetology • 2007] Bryophryne (Phrynopus) bustamantei • A new species of Phrynopus (Anura: Brachycephalidae) from Departamento Cusco, southern Peru


Bryophryne bustamantei 
(Chaparro, De la Riva, Padial, Ochoa & Lehr, 2007)

Abstract
We describe a new species of Phrynopus (Anura: Brachycephalidae) from two close localities at the upper limits of cloudforest in the southern Peruvian Departamento Cusco, between 3555–3950 m a.s.l. The new species is characterized byhaving medium size (maximum snout-vent length 23.4 mm), dentigerous processes of vomers absent, tympanic membrane inconspicuous, dorsal skin coarsely shagreen in life, dorsolateral folds, ventral skin areolate, dorsum tan, venterbold black with conspicuous bluish-gray spots, and a bluish-white iris.
Key words: Andes, Peru, Phrynopus, Anura


Chaparro, J. C., I. De la Riva, J. M. Padial, J. A. Ochoa, and E. Lehr. 2007. A new species of Phrynopus from Departamento Cusco, southern Peru (Anura: Brachycephalidae). Zootaxa. 1618: 61–68.

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