Wednesday, August 8, 2012

[Herpetology • 2008] Hyloscirtus tigrinus • A new species of the Hyloscirtus larinopygion group (Amphibia: Anura: Hylidae) from southwest Colombia



A new species of the Hyloscirtus larinopygion group from Nudo de los Pastos, Nariño department, Colombia is described. Hyloscirtus tigrinus sp. nov. can be distinguished easily from similar species by the presence of a fleshy and prominent calcar tubercle and by its distinctive color pattern. Some remarks on throat and ventral coloration in Hyloscirtus caucanus, H. larinopygion, H. lindae and H. tigrinus are presented. The throat coloration is highly variable and cannot be used to diagnose any of these species.

Keywords: New species, Hyloscirtus larinopygion group, Hylidae, Nariño, Colombia



Etymology - The specific epithet is a noun in apposition and refers to the color pattern of the first living specimen found in the field, which is similar to a tiger (Panthera tigris), yellow dorsally, flanks whitish and black bands.


Mueses-Cisneros, J.J. & Anganoy-Criollo M.A. 2008. Una nueva especie del grupo Hyloscirtus larinopygion (Amphibia:Anura: Hylidae) del Suroccidente de Colombia. Papéis Avulsos de Zoología [Pap. Avulsos Zool. (São Paulo)]. 48, 15, 129–138.
'A new species of the Hyloscirtus larinopygion group (Amphibia: Anura: Hylidae) from southwest Colombia'


1 comment:

  1. I have been commissioned to do some artwork involving H. tigrinis and I'm trying to find out more about the habitat and typical surrounding vegetation. There is precious little information about this frog. Any help?

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