A new species of Rhinella Fitzinger, 1826 from the Atlantic Rain Forest, Eastern Brazil (Amphibia, Anura, Bufonidae)

  • Ulisses Caramaschi Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro; Museu Nacional; Departamento de Vertebrados
  • José P. Pombal Jr. Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro; Museu Nacional; Departamento de Vertebrados
Keywords: Amphibia, Anura, Bufonidae, Rhinella hoogmoedi sp. nov., Atlantic Rain Forest

Abstract

A new species of the genus Rhinella is described from Canavieiras, southern State of Bahia, in the Atlantic Rain Forest of Eastern Brazil. Rhinella hoogmoedi sp. nov. is characterized by the medium size for the genus (SVL 39.4-52.1 mm in males), snout rounded in dorsal view, with a vertical apical ridge which gives a nearly mucronate aspect, and nearly acute in profile, antorbital and supra-orbital crests developed, parietal crest poorly developed, post-orbital crest large, forming a small lateral ledge, tympanum evident, vertebral apophyses not salient on dorsum, presence of a dorsolateral line of pointed tubercles on the external border of the parotoid gland, continuing along the lateral side of body to the groin, a rounded tubercle at the posterior corner of mouth, and vocal slits present. The new species is distributed from the State of Ceará to the State of Paraná, Brazil.

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Published
2006-01-01
How to Cite
Caramaschi, U., & Pombal Jr., J. (2006). A new species of Rhinella Fitzinger, 1826 from the Atlantic Rain Forest, Eastern Brazil (Amphibia, Anura, Bufonidae) . Papéis Avulsos De Zoologia, 46(23), 251-259. https://doi.org/10.1590/S0031-10492006002300001
Section
naodefinida