New frog species discovery in Brazil


This video says about itself:

Dec 11, 2012

Trip into bamboo forest of Eastern Paraguay yields new tree frog.

From Zootaxa journal:

A new species of the Scinax catharinae group (Anura, Hylidae) from Serra da Canastra, southwestern state of Minas Gerais, Brazil

ANA CAROLINA CALIJORNE LOURENÇO1,4, ANDRÉ LUIZ GOMES DE CARVALHO2, DÉLIO BAÊTA1, TIAGO LEITE PEZZUTI3 & FELIPE SÁ FORTES LEITE3

1 Departamento de Vertebrados, Museu Nacional, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Quinta da Boa Vista, São Cristóvão, CEP
20940–040, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
2 Richard Gilder Graduate School, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY, USA, 10024.
3 Laboratório de Herpetologia, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Departamento de Zoologia, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
4 Corresponding author. E-mail:carolcalijorne@gmail.com

Abstract

We describe Scinax pombali sp. n. a new species of treefrog of the Scinax catharinae group from Serra da Canastra, municipality
of Capitólio (20o36’03’’S, 46o17’34.9’’W, 987 m a.s.l.), located in the Cerrado domains of the State of Minas
Gerais, Southeastern Brazil. The new species is characterized by its small size, blotches and color pattern on dorsal surface
and hidden regions of flanks and thighs, canthus rostralis lightly concave and well marked, absent nuptial pad, and lack
of externally differentiated inguinal gland. Additionally, we describe the tadpole of this new species, which is characterized
by the large-sized oral disc and presence of a large number of marginal papillae (two to three rows on its dorsal portion
and some rows in unorganized arrangement on its lateroventral portion).

Key words: Hylidae, Dendropsophini, Scinax pombali sp. nov., Serra da Canastra, Brazil

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