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Anomaloglossus confusus, a new Ecuadorian frog formerly masquerading as "Colostethus" chocoensis (Dendrobatoidea, Aromobatidae). (American Museum novitates, no. 3659)

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dc.contributor.author Myers, Charles W.
dc.contributor.author Grant, Taran, 1972-
dc.date.accessioned 2009-09-04T14:32:46Z
dc.date.available 2009-09-04T14:32:46Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/5982
dc.description 12 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm. "August 28, 2009." Abstract also in Spanish. Includes bibliographical references (p. 12). en
dc.description.abstract Anomaloglossus confusus, new species, is a small (21-26 mm SVL) riparian frog from the Pacific versant of the Andes in northwestern Ecuador. It inhabits rocky forest streams in an elevational range of about 600-1540 m. It is the only known Anomaloglossus in Ecuador, where it can be distinguished from all other dendrobatoids by the generic synapomorphy of a median lingual process. The only other named trans-Andean species of Anomaloglossus are the western Colombian A. atopoglossus and A. lacrimosus. Anomaloglossus confusus was previously confused with "Hylixalus" or "Colostethus" chocoensis (currently in Hyloxalus), a rare species described by Boulenger on the basis of a subadult female from Pacific lowland Colombia. The first adult specimen of Hyloxalus chocoensis, an adult male, is described. The generic name Hylixalus is not "an incorrect subsequent spelling" as recently interpreted, but an emendation with its own authorship and date of publication (Boulenger, 1882); as such, it is a junior objective synonym of Hyloxalus and is an available name. en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher New York, NY : American Museum of Natural History. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates en
dc.relation.ispartofseries no. 3659. en
dc.subject Anomaloglossus confusus. en
dc.subject Frogs. en
dc.subject Ecuador. en
dc.title Anomaloglossus confusus, a new Ecuadorian frog formerly masquerading as "Colostethus" chocoensis (Dendrobatoidea, Aromobatidae). (American Museum novitates, no. 3659) en
dc.type Book en


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    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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