23 julio 2008

Osornophryne puruanta

A new species of Osornophryne (Anura: Bufonidae) from the Andean highlands of northern Ecuador

Abstract.-- Gleusenkamp & Guayasamin (2008) described a new species of the genus Osornophryne from the vicinities of Laguna de Puruanta and Laguna de San Marcos in the Andean highlands of northeastern Ecuador. The new species is the largest known member of the genus (female snout-vent length = 40.5–47.1 mm; males unknown) and is remarkable for having a smooth dorsal skin lacking conical tubercles and interspersed with numerous glandular pustules. The new species has a clutch size of about 30 eggs and is likely nocturnal.

Cita / Citation: Gluesenkamp, A. G. & Guayasamin, J.M. (2008) A new species of Osornophryne (Anura: Bufonidae) from the Andean highlands of northern Ecuador. Zootaxa 1828: 18-28.

Correo electrónico del autor: Andrew Gluesenkamp andy@gluesenkamp.com.

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