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29 June 2021 A New Species of Scinax Wagler (Amphibia, Anura, Hylidae) from the Atlantic Forest, Southeastern Brazil
João Victor Andrade Lacerda, Rodrigo B. Ferreira, Katyuscia Araujo-Vieira, Cássio Zocca, Ana Carolina C. Lourenço
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The Scinax catharinae clade comprises the S. perpusillus and S. catharinae groups. The S. catharinae group has 38 species, mostly from Brazil's Atlantic Forest. We describe a new species of S. catharinae group based on external morphology, color pattern, and bioacoustics. The new species calls from herbaceous vegetation of slow-flowing streams from Santa Teresa, State of Espírito Santo, southeastern Brazil. The new species is distinguished from species of the S. catharinae group by the following combination of characters: male SVL 24.8–28.3 mm and female SVL 31.2–38.6 mm; males with hypertrophied forearms and inguinal glands; interocular region with a dark blotch not exceeding beyond the anterior margin of tympanic level; black blotches on a whitish-green background on the inguinal region and hidden surfaces of legs; call type A of 0.301–0.883 s, and 12–30 notes emitted at a rate of 31.4–42.0 notes/s. We also provide remarks on its natural history and conservation status.

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João Victor Andrade Lacerda, Rodrigo B. Ferreira, Katyuscia Araujo-Vieira, Cássio Zocca, and Ana Carolina C. Lourenço "A New Species of Scinax Wagler (Amphibia, Anura, Hylidae) from the Atlantic Forest, Southeastern Brazil," Ichthyology & Herpetology 109(2), 522-536, (29 June 2021). https://doi.org/10.1643/h2020091
Received: 16 June 2020; Accepted: 28 December 2020; Published: 29 June 2021
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