A new species of Atelopus (Anura: Bufonidae) from the Amazonian slopes of the Andes in south-eastern Peru

De La Riva, Ignacio, Castroviejo-Fisher, Santiago, Chaparro, Juan C., Boistel, Renaud, and Padial, José M. (2011) A new species of Atelopus (Anura: Bufonidae) from the Amazonian slopes of the Andes in south-eastern Peru. Salamandra, 47 (3). pp. 161-168.

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Abstract

We describe a new species of Atelopus from the Amazonian slopes of the Cordillera Oriental in southern Peru. The new species is superficially similar to the northern Peruvian species A. pulcher and A. spumarius, but molecular markers place it in a different clade. In addition, it lacks a middle ear and has its dorsal skin covered with minute coni. The putative distribution of the new species includes the Andean piedmont in the departments of Cusco, Madre de Dios and Puno, encompassing an area of approximately 400 km in length and an altitudinal range of 400–1,000 m above sea level.

Item ID: 18811
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: Amphibia, Atelopus loettersi sp.n., A.pulcher, A.spumarius, Peru, systematics
ISSN: 0036-3375
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2011 07:24
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0603 Evolutionary Biology > 060301 Animal Systematics and Taxonomy @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960899 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of Environments not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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