Three New Species of Phyrnopus from Central Peru (Amphibia Anura: Leptodactylidae)
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Three new species of Phrynopus (Anura: Leptodactylidae) are described from cloud forest and puna habitats in central Peruvian Departamento de Pasco between 3600 and 4390 m elevation, the latter is the highest known elevation of the genus. The new species have first finger shorter than second, vomerine teeth absent, and tympanic membrane and tympanic annulus absent, but differ in snout-vent length, skin texture, and coloration. Currently 37 species of Phrynopus are described, 26 (70.3%) of which are endemic to Peru.
Edgar Lehr, Mikael Lundberg, and Cesar Aguilar. "Three New Species of Phyrnopus from Central Peru (Amphibia Anura: Leptodactylidae)" Copeia 3 (2005): 479-491.
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