An elusive new species of Marsupial Frog (Anura: Hemiphractidae: Gastrotheca) from the Andes of northern Peru

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  • William E. Duellman Biodiversity Institute, University of Kansas

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.2316-9079.v12i1p3-11

Keywords:

Andes, Gastrotheca dysprosita, new species, Peru

Abstract

A new species of marsupial frog, genus Gastrotheca, is described from high-elevation grasslands in the Andes in Región Amazonas in northern Peru, where even calling males are well hidden in deep moss. The new species is distinguished from all congeners by its unique color pattern that includes a narrow, black-bordered, yellow middorsal stripe. The species apparently belongs to the Gastrotheca plumbea Group, which ranges in the Andes from northern Colombia to northern Peru.

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Published

2013-06-18

How to Cite

Duellman, W. E. (2013). An elusive new species of Marsupial Frog (Anura: Hemiphractidae: Gastrotheca) from the Andes of northern Peru. Phyllomedusa: Journal of Herpetology, 12(1), 3-11. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.2316-9079.v12i1p3-11

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