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1 June 2017 A New Species of Sphaenorhynchus (Anura: Hylidae) from Northeastern Brazil
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We describe a new species of Sphaenorhynchus from highland forest habitats in the Reserva Biológica de Pedra Talhada, an Atlantic Forest remnant of northeastern Brazil. The new species is diagnosed by having a snout–vent length of 24.8–29.3 mm in males and 26.6 mm in the only available female; snout truncate in dorsal view, protruding in lateral view; vocal sac single, subgular, moderately developed, extending to the middle of the pectoral region, longitudinal folds present; dorsolateral black line from the tip of snout extending posteriorly beyond the eye to gradually disappear on the flanks; white glandular subcloacal dermal fold present; vomerine, premaxillary, and maxillary teeth present; and advertisement call with 2–3 pulsed notes (3–6 pulses each) with a duration of 0.19–0.24 s, a frequency range of 526.3–4438.8 Hz, and a dominant frequency of 2250–3000 Hz. It is the eighth species of the genus that occurs in northeastern Brazil.

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Igor Joventino Roberto, Katyuscia Araujo-Vieira, Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva, and Robson Waldemar Ávila "A New Species of Sphaenorhynchus (Anura: Hylidae) from Northeastern Brazil," Herpetologica 73(2), 148-161, (1 June 2017). https://doi.org/10.1655/HERPETOLOGICA-D-16-00021
Accepted: 1 December 2016; Published: 1 June 2017
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