Thursday, November 17, 2011

[Herpetology • 2008] Pristimantis gagliardoi • from the High Andes of Southeastern Ecuador

We describe Pristimantis gagliardoi, a new medium sized (SVL 19.06–33.64 mm) Pristimantis species from the Andean forests of southeastern Ecuador. This species is referred to the P. unistrigatus group. It differs from other members in the unistrigatus group by the presence of large conical tubercles on the eyelid and heel, small conical ulnar and tarsal tubercles, suprascapular dermal ridges, and bronze iris.

Key words: Anura, Strabomantidae, Ecuador, Mazar Reserve, new species, Pristimantis gagliardoi, Pristimantis unistrigatus

Bustamante, M. R. y Mendelson III, J. R. 2008. A new frog species (Strabomantidae: Pristimantis) from the High Andes of Southeastern Ecuador. Zootaxa. 1820: 49–59.