23 julio 2008

Centrolene condor sp. nov.

A new species of glassfrog from the elfin forests of the Cordillera del Cóndor, southeastern Ecuador (Anura: Centrolenidae)

Abstract.-- We describe a new species of glassfrog of the genus Centrolene (Amphibia: Anura: Athesphatanura: Centrolenidae) that inhabits the elfin forests of the Cordillera del Cóndor, an isolated mountain chain separated from the Cordillera Oriental of the Andes by the valley of the River Zamora. This new species is characterized by having vomerine teeth; a subacuminated snout in dorsal view and strongly sloping in profile; a tympanic annulus rather indistinct; shagreened dorsal skin with low warts and abundant spicules; a subcloacal area granular with several enameled warts; humeral spines in adult males; enameled ulnar folds; enameled metatarsal folds; a row of distinct enameled tubercles along the outer tarsal edges; and a green dorsum in life with abundant light and dark flecks. This taxon is the most distinct of a phenetic-set of species that includes Centrolene altitudinale, C. buckleyi, C. heloderma, C. hesperium, C. lemniscatum, and C. venezuelense.

Cita / Citation: Cisneros-Heredia, D.F. & Morales-Mite, M.A. (2008) A new species of glassfrog from the elfin forests of the Cordillera del Cóndor, southeastern Ecuador (Anura: Centrolenidae). Herpetozoa 21 (1/2): 49-56.

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