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A new poison frog (Dendrobates) from Andean Colombia : with notes on a lowland relative. American Museum novitates ; no. 2899

Show simple item record Myers, Charles W. en_US Burrowes, Patricia A. en_US 2005-10-06T18:08:16Z 2005-10-06T18:08:16Z 1987 en_US
dc.description 17 p. : ill., map ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 17). en_US
dc.description.abstract "Dendrobates andinus, new species, is a small arboreal frog from wet montane forest (1700-2020 m elev.) on the Pacific versant of the Andes in extreme southwestern Colombia. Although its color pattern - yellowish dorsolateral stripes on a black or dark brown body - is reminiscent of two other Colombian species (D. truncatus and Phyllobates aurotaenia), D. andinus is not closely related to them. Dendrobates andinus is tentatively placed in the pictus species group, in which its closest relative seems to be D. erythromos Vigle and Miyata, from lowland rain forest on the Pacific side of Ecuador. The recently described 'Phyllobates' azureiventris Kneller and Henle, from Amazonian Peru, incidentally, is also transferred to the pictus group of Dendrobates. Natural history data for Dendrobates andinus include observations on courtship behavior and cephalic amplexus; individuals are most frequently associated with water-filled bromeliads, where clutches of three or four eggs are laid. Sound spectrograms and waveforms of the advertisement call of Dendrobates erythromos are provided for future comparison when recordings become available for D. andinus, whose call was perceived in the field as a series of well-spaced 'crreek' notes. The call of erythromos is termed a retarded chirp call and is briefly compared with the characteristic chirp call of the histronicus species of Dendrobates"--P. [1]. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York, N.Y. : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 2899 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.2899, 1987 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Dendrobates andinus en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Dendrobates erythromos en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Frogs -- Colombia en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Frogs -- Andes Region en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Amphibians -- Colombia en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Amphibians -- Andes Region en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Poisonous animals -- Colombia. en_US
dc.title A new poison frog (Dendrobates) from Andean Colombia : with notes on a lowland relative. American Museum novitates ; no. 2899 en_US
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  • American Museum Novitates
    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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