We describe a distinctively patterned new species of cascade stream frog from the mountains of Nueva Vizcaya and Aurora provinces, Luzon Island. The new species belongs to the genus Sanguirana, the definition of which we expand to include all Philippine species previously referred to the Rana (Hylarana) everetti complex. The new species is distinguished from other members of the genus by its possession of a bright yellow-green dorsum with conspicuous orange flower-shaped spots in females, bright white, postaxial dermal flanges on the limbs, green-to-purple flank transition, and a highly tuberculate, white venter, in addition to the absence of a dark canthal stripe. The new species is known only from high-gradient, cascading mountain streams between elevations of 750 and 1450 m in mature secondary forest and minimally disturbed primary forests. The discovery of such a distinctive new species emphasizes the relatively high degree to which endemic anuran diversity in the Philippines is still underestimated and underappreciated.
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