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1 August 2017 A Remarkable New White-Eyed Glassfrog Species of Sachatamia from Colombia (Anura: Centrolenidae), with Comments on the Systematics of the Genus
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We describe a striking new species of the genus Sachatamia from the eastern slope of Colombia's Central Andes. The new species differs from the most closely related species (i.e., Sachatamia albomaculata and S. punctulata) by its green dorsal coloration in life with yellow and blue dots, and unique semicirclular, white blotch in the dorsal portion of the iris. With this new species, we increase the currently recognized species in the genus to five. Mitochondrial DNA sequences corroborate both the phylogenetic position of the new species within Sachatamia and its status as a new species. In addition, in light of our results some taxonomic implications are briefly discussed.

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Marco Rada, Adriana M. Jeckel, Valentina Z. Caorsi, Lucas S. Barrientos, Mauricio Rivera-Correa, and Taran Grant "A Remarkable New White-Eyed Glassfrog Species of Sachatamia from Colombia (Anura: Centrolenidae), with Comments on the Systematics of the Genus," South American Journal of Herpetology 12(2), 157-173, (1 August 2017). https://doi.org/10.2994/SAJH-D-16-00041.1
Received: 15 September 2016; Accepted: 1 May 2017; Published: 1 August 2017
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