A New Species of emPhrynopus/em (Amphibia, Anura, Leptodactylidae) from the Puna of Maraypata (Departamento de Huánuco, Peru)

Edgar Lehr, Cesar Aguilar

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A new medium-sized species of leptodactylid frog, genus Phrynopus is described from the puna of the eastern Andean slopes of central Peru (Departamento de Huanuco, 3 680m above sea level). The new species differs from all described species of the genus by having a grey dorsal coloration with black blotches and a narrow, grey middorsal stripe, a grey and black marmorated ventral coloration, and ventral surface of hands and feet dark brown with pale grey tubercles. The new species lacks a tympanum and vomerine teeth, and is most similar to P. simonsii. At the type locality the new species occurs sympatrically with Phrynopus sp.,Bufo spinulosus and Gastrotheca griswoldi. Males often new species are unknown.
Original languageAmerican English
JournalZoologische Abhandlungen
StatePublished - 2002


  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

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