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1 December 2008 On the Identity of Cycloramphus jordanensis Heyer, 1983 (Anura: Cycloramphidae)
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Cycloramphus jordanensis was described based on a single preserved specimen from Campos do Jordão (22° 44′ S, 45° 35′ W), State of São Paulo, Brazil. While examining the holotype; we noticed the presence of toe and tarsal fringes. Because these characters are absent in Cycloramphus, we suspected that the species was mistakenly placed in the genus. X-ray images of the holotype revealed T-shaped terminal phalanges and fang-like teeth. Together with the presence of toe and tarsal fringes, these characters squarely place the specimen in the genus Megaelosia. Considering the striking niche differences between Cycloramphus and Megaelosia, we expect the new combination will facilitate location of new individuals of this rare frog.

Vanessa K. Verdade and Miguel T. Rodrigues "On the Identity of Cycloramphus jordanensis Heyer, 1983 (Anura: Cycloramphidae)," Herpetologica 64(4), 452-457, (1 December 2008). https://doi.org/10.1655/08-011R2.1
Accepted: 1 November 2008; Published: 1 December 2008
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