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1 December 2014 A New Species of Rhinella (Anura: Bufonidae) from Northeastern Brazil
Igor Joventino Roberto, Lucas Brito, Maria Tereza C. Thomé
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We describe a new species of anuran belonging to the Rhinella crucifer species group, from a relictual Atlantic Forest fragment located at the Serra de Baturité mountain range, State of Ceará, Northeastern Brazil. The new species is characterized by narrow and elongated parotoid glands, overhanging the lateral edges of the body dorsally; a conspicuous fringe on the ventral surface of the tarsus; yellow marks on the flanks of the posterior surface of thighs and cloaca; integument of the dorsum and limbs with round warts with many keratinized black spines. Tadpoles have a kidney-shaped nostril, with a dorsal fin that begins low and rises acutely once passed by the body limits; oral disc laterally emarginated, sub-marginal papillae clumped, dark papillae in some specimens. In addition, we describe call parameters of the new species, provide information regarding its natural history, and comment on its conservation status.

©2014 Brazilian Society of Herpetology
Igor Joventino Roberto, Lucas Brito, and Maria Tereza C. Thomé "A New Species of Rhinella (Anura: Bufonidae) from Northeastern Brazil," South American Journal of Herpetology 9(3), 190-199, (1 December 2014).
Received: 29 August 2013; Accepted: 26 October 2014; Published: 1 December 2014
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