Record details

Title
    A new species of Osteocephalus (Anura: Hylidae) from Amazonian Bolivia: first evidence of tree frog breeding in fruit capsules of the Brazil nut tree
Author
    Aparicio, James
    Calderón, Gonzalo
    Guerrero-Reinhard, Marcelo
    Gvoždík, Václav
    Jungfer, Karl-Heinz
    Moravec, Jiří
Language
    anglicky
Publication type
    článek v periodiku
Source title - serial
    Zootaxa
Vol./nr.
    Roč. 2215, č. 1
Pages
    18
Year
    2009
Thesaurus term
    Amphibia
    Anura
    Bolivia
    Hylidae
    Molecular Phylogeny
    New species
    Oophagy
Keyword
    Amazonian
    Anura
    Bolivia
    Brazil
    Breeding
    Capsules
    Evidence
    First
    Frog
    Fruit
    Hylidae
    New
    Nut
    Osteocephalus
    Species
    Tree
Abstract (in english)
   A new species of Osteocephalus is described from lowland Amazonia of the Departamento Pando, northern Bolivia. The new species is most similar to Osteocephalus planiceps but differs by its smaller size (SVL 47.8-51.3 mm in males, 47.7-63.3 mm in females), absence of vocal slits, lack of sexual dimorphism in dorsal tubercles, single distal subarticular tubercle on the fourth finger, absence of dark spots on flanks, and by bicoloured iris with fine dark reticulate to radiate lines. The new species inhabits terra firme rainforest, breeds in water-filled fruit capsules of the Brazil nut tree and has oophagous tadpoles. Estimations of phylogenetic relationships within Osteocephalus based on mitochondrial DNA sequences show that the new species is closely related to O. planiceps and O. deridens.
Contributor
    Národní muzeum Praha
Contributor code
    NM
Source format
    R
Import date
    8. 8. 2012