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Published: 2022-01-26

A New Species of Red-eyed frog of the genus Pristimantis (Anura: Strabomantidae) from the Western Slope of the Cordillera Occidental, Risaralda, Colombia

Grupo Evolución, Ecología y Conservación (EECO), Programa de Biología, Facultad de Ciencias Básicas y Tecnologías, Universidad del Quindío, Armenia, Colombia.
Grupo de Investigación en Biología de la Conservación y Biotecnología (GIBCBT), Corporación Universitaria de Santa Rosa de Cabal UNISARC.
Grupo de Ecología y Diversidad de Anfibios y Reptiles, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Caldas, Calle 65 # 26-10, A.A. 275, Manizales, Colombia.
Amphibia Andes frontoparietals Terrarana taxonomy new species


We describe a new species of red-eyed frog of the genus Pristimantis from the tropical forest at elevations of 1000–1350 m on western slope of the Cordillera Occidental, department of Risaralda, Colombia. The new species differs from congeners by having dorsum skin shagreened with low tubercles; vocal sac single, median and subgular in males, iris red wine in females copper red in males, and by presenting black groin coloration with yellow light blotches. In addition, the new species has concave frontoparietals, an unusual character described in Brachycephaloidea frog species.



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