Saturday, June 11, 2016

[Herpetology • 2016] Pristimantis tinguichaca • A New Species of Pristimantis (Amphibia: Strabomantidae) from the Cloud Forest of Sangay National Park, Ecuador

 Pristimantis tinguichaca  
Brito, Ojala-Barbour, Batallas & Almendáriz. 2016.  

 DOI: 10.1670/13-103  

We describe Pristimantis tinguichaca sp. nov., a member of the Pristimantis unistrigatus species group, from the cloud forests of Sangay National Park located on the eastern slopes of the Andes in southeastern Ecuador. The new species was collected in cloud forests and cattle pastures at 2,750–2,830 m elevation. It differs from other members of the P. unistrigatus group by the presence of small conical tubercles on the upper eyelids and heels, as well as by its reddish-colored iris. It is further distinguished by its small conical ulnar and tarsal tubercles. A single sharp metallic note composed of a modulated frequency characterizes the call. Stomach content analysis revealed a diet composed principally of beetles (51.7%).

Jorge Brito M., Reed Ojala-Barbour, Diego Batallas R. and Ana Almendáriz C.. 2016. A New Species of Pristimantis (Amphibia: Strabomantidae) from the Cloud Forest of Sangay National Park, Ecuador. Journal of Herpetology. 50(2):327-336.  DOI: 10.1670/13-103

Resumen: Describimos a Pristimantis tinguichaca sp. nov. del grupo Pristimantis unistrigatus, de los bosques nublados del Parque Nacional Sangay de las estribaciones orientales de los Andes en el sureste de Ecuador, a elevaciones de 2,750–2,830 m. Difiere de otros miembros del grupo unistrigatus por la presencia de tubérculos cónicos pequeños en el párpado y talón, tubérculos ulnares y tarsales cónicos pequeños, e iris rojizo. El canto se caracteriza por un sonido metálico, grave; presenta llamados de frecuencia modulada, los mismos que están compuestos de una sola nota. El análisis de los contenidos estomacales reveló una dieta basada principalmente en coleópteros (51.7%).


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