Friday, February 14, 2014

[Herpetology • 2012] Diasporus citrinobapheus • A New Golden Frog Species of the genus Diasporus (Amphibia, Eleutherodactylidae) from the Cordillera Central, western Panama


(upper) Holotype of Diasporus citrinobapheus (adult male) in life
C–D Different call positions of male Diasporus citrinobapheus:
C Male paratype (MHCH 2371) from Paredón on green leaf about 3 m above ground level, D Male specimen (SMF 89817) from Willie Mazú referred to as Diasporus citrinobapheus calling from an elevated position on the underside of a leaf.

Abstract

We describe the frog species Diasporus citrinobapheus sp. n. from the Cordillera Central of western Panama. The new species differs from all other species in its genus in coloration, disk cover and disk pad shape, skin texture, advertisement call, and size. It is most similar to D. tigrillo, from which it differs in dorsal skin texture, relative tibia length, number of vomerine teeth, ventral coloration, dorsal markings, and relative tympanum size, and to D. gularis, from which it can be distinguished by the lack of membranes between the toes, adult size, posterior thigh coloration, and position of the choanae. We provide data on morphology, vocalization, and distribution of the new species, as well as brief information on its natural history.

Keywords: Central America, Anura, diversity of species, taxonomy, vocalization




Hertz, A; Hauenschild, F; Lotzkat, S; Köhler, G. 2012. A New Golden Frog Species of the genus Diasporus (Amphibia, Eleutherodactylidae) from the Cordillera Central, western Panama. ZooKeys. 196: 23-46. doi : http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.196.2774

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