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Garey M.V.,Pos Graduacao em Biologia Animal | Lima A.M.X.,Federal University of Paraná | Hartmann M.T.,Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul | Haddad C.F.B.,Claro
Herpetologica | Year: 2012

We describe a new species of brachycephalid frog from Atlantic forest of Serra do Morato, Municipality of Guaraqueçaba, state of Paraná, Brazil. Brachycephalus tridactylus sp. nov. is characterized by the absence of external trace of finger IV, orange color in life, dorsolateral and ventrolateral regions with regular small olive-gray spots, and ventral region and thighs orange with olive-grayish irregular coalescent spots and small dots; skin on the dorsum of head and central body dorsum smooth with no dermal co-ossification. The advertisement call of the new species has a single short note that decreases in dominant frequency from beginning to end. © 2012 by The Herpetologists' League, Inc.

Provete D.B.,Pos Graduacao em Biologia Animal | Provete D.B.,Institute Biociencias | Provete D.B.,Federal University of Goais | Garey M.V.,Pos Graduacao em Biologia Animal | And 4 more authors.
Herpetologica | Year: 2011

We describe the external morphology of the tadpole of the frog Physalaemus moreirae. We also provide a review of internal oral features, chondrocrania, and a characterization of the genus based on larval traits. The internal oral features and the external morphology of P. moreirae are most similar to P. jordanensis, a species allocated to the P. gracilis group. None of the larval traits supports the current intrageneric arrangement of species, because several features are shared by species belonging to different species groups. We argue for the inclusion of larval traits in future phylogenetic studies in order to understand the evolution of larval characters. © 2011 by The Herpetologists' League, Inc.

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