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1 January 2005 A Colorful New Species of Albericus (Anura: Microhylidae) from Southeastern Papua New Guinea
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We describe a new species of Albericus from the northern slope of Mt. Simpson, in the Owen Stanley Range of southeastern Papua New Guinea. The new species differs from all other known species of the genus in having pale blue or pale green dorsal coloration with red punctations (light metallic green and burnt orange in preservative). It is further distinguished from its congeners in its combination of oblique lores, granular skin with a few tubercles, broad head, large distance separating the external nares from the eyes, and in features of its call. We also provide comparative morphological measurements for most other species of Albericus to supplement the paucity of such data in original descriptions and to assist with future diagnoses of other new species.

Fred Kraus and Allen Allison "A Colorful New Species of Albericus (Anura: Microhylidae) from Southeastern Papua New Guinea," Pacific Science 59(1), 43-53, (1 January 2005). https://doi.org/10.1353/psc.2005.0008
Accepted: 1 March 2004; Published: 1 January 2005
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