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AuthorsM.S. Hoogmoed, J. Lescure
TitleA new genus and two new species of minute leptodactylid frogs from northern South America, with comments upon Phyzelaphryne (Amphibia: Anura: Leptodactylidae)
JournalZoologische Mededelingen
Volume58
Year1984
Issue6
Pages85-115
ISSN0024-0672
KeywordsAnura; Leptodactylidae; genera; Adelophryne gen. nov.; Eleutherodactylus; Phyzelaphryne; key; Neotropics
AbstractThe synonymisation of Phyzelaphryne miriamae Heyer with Eleutherodactylus nigrovittatus Andersson is denied and it is shown that both species are quite distinct in numerous characters. A new genus (Adelophryne) of minute leptodactylid frogs with pointed discs on the toes and a distinctly reduced fourth finger, containing two new species (A. adiastola spec. nov. and A. gutturosa spec. nov.) is described from northern South America. A key to separate the diminutive leptodactylid frogs with pointed toetips is given. The relationships of the new genus are not clear, but possibly are with one of the species groups of Eleutherodactylus, of the subfamily Eleutherodactylinae.
Classification42.82
Document typearticle
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