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12 August 2019 A New Species of the Scinax catharinae Group (Anura: Hylidae) from the Highlands of Santa Catarina, Brazil
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We describe a new species of the Scinax catharinae group from the highlands of the State of Santa Catarina, southern Brazil. The new species is distinguished from the other species of the group for having a trapezoid interocular blotch, an externally distended vocal sac, hypertrophied forearms in males, and the extension of foot webbing on Toe V. This new species brings to 35 the number of species in the S. catharinae group, which stands as the most diversified endemic clade of Atlantic forest frogs. The discovery of a new, distinctive species in the southern section of the Atlantic Forest, where so far only five species of this clade were known to occur, indicates that we are far from a good understanding of the taxonomic diversity of this species group.

© 2019 Brazilian Society of Herpetology
Ana Carolina C. Lourenço, Rodrigo Lingnau, Célio F.B. Haddad, and Julian Faivovich "A New Species of the Scinax catharinae Group (Anura: Hylidae) from the Highlands of Santa Catarina, Brazil," South American Journal of Herpetology 14(3), 163-176, (12 August 2019). https://doi.org/10.2994/SAJH-D-18-00001.1
Received: 2 January 2018; Accepted: 21 June 2018; Published: 12 August 2019
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