Thursday, December 6, 2018

[Herpetology • 2018] Scinax strussmannae • A New Species of Scinax (Anura: Hylidae) with Red-Striped Eyes from Brazilian Amazonia

Scinax strussmannae
Ferrão, Moravec, Kaefer, Fraga & Lima, 2018

We describe a new small species of Scinax from the rain forests on the interfluve between Purus and Madeira Rivers, Brazilian Amazonia. The new species is diagnosed by snout–vent length 20.2−22.5 mm in males; a yellowish-bronze dorsum showing small spots along the body and limbs; a red stripe horizontally extended on the medial portion of the iris; posterior surface of thigh brown, in both live and preserved specimens. The advertisement call consists of two types: type A represents a series of multipulsed notes (note duration 0.097−0.115 sec, dominant frequency 2,541−3,015 Hz); type B consists of a single tonal note (note duration 0.015–0.019 sec, dominant frequency 2,584–2,950 Hz).

Holotype of Scinax strussmannae sp. nov. (INPA-H 34688, SVL = 20.2 mm), Nascentes do Lago Jari National Park, Tapauá, Amazonas, Brazil.
Photo: Rafael de Fraga. 

Scinax strussmannae sp. nov.

Etymology.— The specific epithet honors Christine Strüssmann for her friendship and outstanding contribution to Brazilian herpetology. 

Suggested Common English Name.— Strüssmann’s Snouted Treefrogs. 

Miquéias Ferrão, Jiří Moravec, Igor Luis Kaefer, Rafael de Fraga and Albertina Pimentel Lima. 2018. New Species of Scinax (Anura: Hylidae) with Red-Striped Eyes from Brazilian Amazonia. Journal of Herpetology. 52(4); 473–486.   DOI: 10.1670/17-165  

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