A New and Peculiar Species of Rhamphophryne (Amphibia: Bufonidae) from Antioquia, Colombia

  • Rivero J
  • Castaño C
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Abstract

A new species of Rhamphophryne is described from Murrí in the Department of Antioquia, Colombia. The most distinctive and unique features of the new species are that the stomach wall is adherent to the abdominal wall and that, contrary to the condition in other Rhamphophryne, there is a reduced tympanic apparatus. The new species is also characterized by having a rostral keel, a palpebral crest, subarticular tubercles in both hand and feet, and a protruding angle of the jaw. It is also the largest species of Rhamphophryne so far known. CR - Copyright © 1990 Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles

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Authors

  • Juan A Rivero

  • Carlos J Castaño

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