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A new species of the genus Physalaemus Fitzinger, 1826 (Anura, Leiuperidae) from Southeastern Brazil

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A new species of the genus Physalaemus from the Atlantic Rain Forest of the state of Minas Gerais is described. It belongs to P. signifer species group and is characterized by well-developed vocal sac, second finger with the same size of the fourth, granulate dorsal skin, large inguinal gland with black ocelli, presence of dorso-lateral folds, and advertisement call composed by harmonic notes, generally four, being the last shorter than the others. Information on tadpole external morphology are also presented.

Affiliations: 1: Departamento de Vertebrados, Museu Nacional/UFRJ, Quinta da Boa Vista, 20940-040, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, Brazil;, Email:; 2: Museu de Ciências Naturais e Departamento de Ciências Biológicas, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais, Av. Dom José Gaspar 290, 30535-610, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil;, Email:; 3: Departamento de Biologia Animal, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, 36561-000 Viçosa, Minas Gerais, Brazil;, Email:


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