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A New Species of Toad (Anura: Bufonidae: Rhinella) from Northern Peru

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Department of Biology, Illinois Wesleyan University, 303 E Emerson, Bloomington, IL 61701, USA
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Departamento de Herpetología, Museo de Historia Natural, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Avenue Arenales 1256, Lince, Lima 14, Peru
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Centro de Conservación, Investigación y Manejo de Áreas Naturales, Avenue Benavides N° 1238, Lima 18, Peru
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Rainforest Partnership, 4005 Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX 78751, USA
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Instituto Peruano de Herpetología (IPH), Augusto Salazar Bondy 136, Urban Higuereta, Surco, Lima 33, Peru
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División de Herpetología, Centro de Ornitología y Biodiversidad (CORBIDI), Santa Rita No. 105 Oficina 202, Urban Huertos de San Antonio, Surco, Lima 33, Peru
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Department of Biological Sciences, Florida International University, 11200 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33199, USA
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Academic Editor: Adolfo Cordero-Rivera
Taxonomy 2021, 1(3), 210-225; https://doi.org/10.3390/taxonomy1030015
Received: 22 June 2021 / Revised: 26 July 2021 / Accepted: 28 July 2021 / Published: 31 July 2021
We describe a new species of Rhinella from montane forests between 1788 and 2305 m a.s.l. in the Departamentos Amazonas and San Martín, Peru. We tentatively assign the new species to the Rhinella festae species Group based on morphological similarities with its other 19 members. It is characterised by large size (maximum SVL 91.6 mm in females), a pointed and protruding snout that is posteroventrally inclined, absence of a visible tympanic annulus and tympanic membrane, long parotoid glands in contact with upper eyelid, presence of a dorsolateral row of enlarged tubercles, outer dorsolateral tarsus surface with a subconical ridge of fused tubercles, and absence of subgular vocal sac and vocal slits in males. One specimen from Departamento Amazonas tested positive for Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. View Full-Text
Keywords: amphibia; Rhinella festae species Group; earless; cloud forest; Departamento Amazonas; Departamento San Martín; Río Abiseo National Park; chytrid fungus amphibia; Rhinella festae species Group; earless; cloud forest; Departamento Amazonas; Departamento San Martín; Río Abiseo National Park; chytrid fungus
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Lehr, E.; Cusi, J.C.; Rodriguez, L.O.; Venegas, P.J.; García-Ayachi, L.A.; Catenazzi, A. A New Species of Toad (Anura: Bufonidae: Rhinella) from Northern Peru. Taxonomy 2021, 1, 210-225. https://doi.org/10.3390/taxonomy1030015

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Lehr E, Cusi JC, Rodriguez LO, Venegas PJ, García-Ayachi LA, Catenazzi A. A New Species of Toad (Anura: Bufonidae: Rhinella) from Northern Peru. Taxonomy. 2021; 1(3):210-225. https://doi.org/10.3390/taxonomy1030015

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Lehr, Edgar, Juan C. Cusi, Lily O. Rodriguez, Pablo J. Venegas, Luis A. García-Ayachi, and Alessandro Catenazzi. 2021. "A New Species of Toad (Anura: Bufonidae: Rhinella) from Northern Peru" Taxonomy 1, no. 3: 210-225. https://doi.org/10.3390/taxonomy1030015

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