MUSEO ARGENTINO DE CIENCIAS NATURALES "BERNARDINO RIVADAVIA"
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
A new species of Scinax Wagler (Anura: Hylidae) from Mato Grosso, Brazil
ARAUJO-VIEIRA, K.; VALDUJO, P.H.; FAIVOVICH, J.
Lugar: Auckland; Año: 2016 vol. 4061 p. 261 - 261
A new species of the Scinax ruber Clade is described from Municipality of Barra do Garças, State of Mato Grosso, Brazil.It is diagnosed by its size (SVL 29.4?35.4 mm in males); dorsum with a background that varies from light and dark grayto dark brown, with round and irregular dark blotches; hidden surfaces of thigh and shank light or dark brown, with lighter,large and irregular blotches (yellow in life); and nuptial pad that covers the medial margin of Metacarpal I, and obscuresthe posterior portion and the outer margin of the inner metacarpal tubercle. It is most similar with Scinax rupestris, fromwhich it differs by having larger adult males; less developed nuptial pad; and hidden surfaces of thigh and light or darkbrown, with lighter, large and irregular blotches (yellow in life). The new species occurs near the headwaters of permanentor temporary streams, where males call from vegetation or rocks at the margins of small streams.