Advertisement call and breeding activity of Physalaemus cuqui (Lobo, 1993)
FERRARI, LILIANA; VAIRA, MARCOS
Bristish Herpetological Society
Lugar: London; Año: 2001 vol. 77 p. 20 - 20
Physalaemus cuqui, a leptodactylid frog found throughout much of the northwestern Argentina, was originally considered a northern population of P. albonotatus (Barrio, 1965, Laurent, 1969) until Lobo (1993) described it as a separate species based on osteological and morphometric differences. Although systematic relationships of the species have been investigated (Lobo, 1993), and with the exception of the description of the tadpole (Perotti, 1997), and some additional distributional records (Lobo, 1994), no new information concerning with the breeding behavior of this species has been published since its original description. The purpose of this paper is to: 1) describe the advertisement call of the species, and 2) present data on some aspects of the breeding behavior and clutch characteristics.