A New Species of Scinax (Anura: Hylidae) from the Area of Iquitos, Amazonian Peru

Edgar Lehr, Jiri Moravec, Illich Arista Tuanama, Pedro E. Perez

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We describe a new species of the hylid frog genus Scinax from the Peruvian Upper Amazonian Lowlands (area of Iquitos, Region Loreto, Peru). The new species belongs to the Scinax ruber clade and differs from all its members by having the dorsal skin slightly to coarsely shagreen, by lacking conspicuous ulnar and tarsal tubercles, and in life by having a distinct light olive-green coloration on dorsum, bright yellow flanks with distinct black spots, black posterior surfaces of thighs, and gold to bronze iris.
Original languageAmerican English
JournalSouth American Journal of Herpetology
StatePublished - 2009


  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

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