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A new species of Phasmahyla Cruz, 1990 (Anura: Hylidae) from the Atlantic Rain Forest of the States of Minas Gerais and Bahia, Brazil

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A new species of the genus Phasmahyla is described from Atlantic Rain Forest fragments at the Fazenda Duas Barras, Municipality of Santa Maria do Salto, northeastern State of Minas Gerais, at the Reserva Particular do Patrimônio Natural (RPPN) Serra do Teimoso, Municipality of Jussari, and at the Fazenda Santa Cruz, Municipality of Arataca, southern State of Bahia, Brazil. The new species is recognized by its medium size for the genus (SVL 33.3 to 38.0 mm in males, 42.8 to 48.6 mm in females); purple drops on flanks and concealed surfaces of forearm, thigh, and digits; male with moderate nuptial pad of minuscule horny asperities on finger I; tympanum distinct only on ventral half; supratympanic fold weakly developed and visible only behind the tympanum; loreal region slightly obtuse; larval oral disc with distinct upper and second lower series of horny teeth; and second lower series of horny teeth slightly shorter than the upper one.

Affiliations: 1: Departamento de Vertebrados, Museu Nacional, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Quinta da Boa Vista, 20940-040 Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil; 2: Departamento de Biologia Animal, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, 36571-000 Viçosa, MG, Brazil; 3: Programa de Pós-graduação em Zoologia de Vertebrados, Departamento de Ciências Biológicas, Museu de Ciências Naturais, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais, Av. Dom José Gaspar 290, Coração Eucarístico, 30535-610 Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil


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