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A new species of arboreal toad (Anura : Bufonidae : Chaunus) from Madidi National Park, Bolivia

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Abstract

A new arboreal species of the Chaunus veraguensis group is described for the humid montane forest of Madidi National Park, in northern Bolivia. The new species differs from other species in the group by the combination small size, long and slender extremities, webbed hands, conspicuous tympanic membrane, well developed parotoid glands, absence of large glands on dorsum and extremities, nuptial excrescences of males composed of pungent spines on dorsal surface of thumb, greenish-brown coloration on dorsum with red warts in life, and green iris. It is only known from two nearby localities in the Serran Eslabon, Department La Paz. An operational key for species in the C. veraguensis group is provided.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
A new species of arboreal toad (Anura : Bufonidae : Chaunus) from Madidi National Park, Bolivia
Series title:
Zootaxa
Volume
1278
Year Published:
2006
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
57-68
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Zootaxa
First page:
57
Last page:
68
Number of Pages:
12