The last one: A new species of Osteocephalus (Anura: Hylidae) from Colombia, with comments on the morphological and behavioral diversity within the genus

  • William E. Duellman University of Kansas, Biodiversity Institute
Keywords: Comparative osteology, iris color, new species, oviposition sites, vocal sac structure

Abstract

A new species of Osteocephalus (Anura: Hylidae) from Colombia, with comments on the morphological and behavioral diversity within the genus. A striking, undescribed species of Osteocephalus from the Amazonian slopes of the Andes in Departamento de Putumayo in southern Colombia is a member of the Osteocephalus buckleyi Group. Aside from minor morphological characters, the new species differs from all other members of the group by having a golden yellow iris with a median horizontal black stripe. The diversity in morphological and reproductive behavior reveals various features that are phylogenetically signifcant, but several species remain to be described.

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Published
2019-12-17
How to Cite
Duellman, W. (2019). The last one: A new species of Osteocephalus (Anura: Hylidae) from Colombia, with comments on the morphological and behavioral diversity within the genus. Phyllomedusa: Journal of Herpetology, 18(2), 141-157. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.2316-9079.v18i2p141-157
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