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1 September 2004 A New Species of Melanophryniscus (Anura: Bufonidae), with Comments on the Species of the Genus Reported for Misiones, Northeastern Argentina
Diego Baldo, Néstor G. Basso
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Abstract

A new species of bufonid toad in the genus Melanophryniscus, from the province of Misiones, northeastern Argentina, is described. It is included in the stelzneri group and is most similar to Melanophryniscus atroluteus than to any other species. Melanophryniscus sp. nov. is distinguished, by having a uniformly brown dorsal coloration, numerous white spots along the mandibular arch; the pupil surrounded by a golden ring; the iris gold, finely spotted with dark brown; and the frontoparietal fontanelle widely exposed anteriorly. Moreover, the advertisement call of the new species is noticeable longer than the call of M. atroluteus and has a higher dominant frequency. The Melanophryniscus species present in Misiones are discussed and several areas of syntopy are reported.

Diego Baldo and Néstor G. Basso "A New Species of Melanophryniscus (Anura: Bufonidae), with Comments on the Species of the Genus Reported for Misiones, Northeastern Argentina," Journal of Herpetology 38(3), 393-403, (1 September 2004). https://doi.org/10.1670/144-03A
Accepted: 1 May 2004; Published: 1 September 2004
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