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19 December 2012 A New Golden Toad (Bufonidae: Incilius) from Northwestern Guatemala and Chiapas, Mexico
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We describe Incilius aurarius sp. nov., a new species of toad known from several localities on the humid Caribbean slopes of the Sierra de los Cuchumatanes in Huehuetenango, Guatemala, and adjacent highlands of Chiapas, Mexico. This species previously has been confused with populations of Incilius valliceps and Incilius macrocristatus. The new species is morphologically similar to the Mexican species I. macrocristatus but differs by having less prominent crests, a distinctive golden coloration in the males, and the absence of vocal slits.

Joseph R. Mendelson, Daniel G. Mulcahy, Sara Snell, Manuel E. Acevedo, and Jonathan A. Campbell "A New Golden Toad (Bufonidae: Incilius) from Northwestern Guatemala and Chiapas, Mexico," Journal of Herpetology 46(4), 473-479, (19 December 2012). https://doi.org/10.1670/11-140
Accepted: 1 December 2011; Published: 19 December 2012
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