Monday, May 21, 2012

[Herpetology • 2008] Bryophryne (Phrynopus) cophites • New World direct-developing frogs (Anura: Terrarana): molecular phylogeny, classification, biogeography, and conservation


Bryophryne cophites (Lynch, 1975)

Distribution.— The genus occurs at elevations of 2900–4120 m in the Cordillera Oriental in the Departamento de Cusco in southern Peru (Fig. 93).
Etymology.— The generic name is derived from the Greek bryon meaning moss and the Greek phrynos, meaning toad. The name is feminine in gender and refers to a common habitat of these species.




Hedges, S.B., W.E. Duellman & M.P. Heinicke. 2008: New World direct-developing frogs (Anura: Terrarana): molecular phylogeny, classification, biogeography, and conservation. Zootaxa, 1737: 1-182.
http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2008/f/z01737p182f.pdf




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