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Una nueva especie de Pristimantis (Anura: Craugastoridae) del corredor ecológico Llangantes-Sangay, Andes de Ecuador

Juan Pablo Reyes-Puig, Mario H. Yánez-Muñoz


We describe a new species of Pristimantis, known from cloud forests of the eastern slopes of central Ecuadorian Andes. The new species is characterized by having distinctive white spots on black venter, green dorsum, conical tubercles on eyelid, interorbital tubercle, and row of ulnar and tarsal tubercles. Efforts to conserve this species are focused on two protected areas within the Llanganates-Sangay corridor, a hotspot that protects endemic and unknown populations of frogs.


Pristimantis bellae sp.nov.;Eastern slopes Andes

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0031-10492012000600001

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