Cochranella amelie sp. nov.

NUEVA PUBLICACION / NEW PUBLICATION:

An enigmatic new species of Glassfrog (Amphibia: Anura: Centrolenidae) from the Amazonian Andean slopes of Ecuador

Abstract.–We describe a new species of frog of the family Centrolenidae, Cochranella amelie n. sp., from the central Amazonian Andean slopes, collected at the Oglan River, Province of Pastaza, Ecuador. This new species shows a very unusual combination of characters (lavender dorsum in preservative, absence of a humeral spine in adult males, transparent parietal peritoneum, white visceral peritonea, and bulbous liver). The relationships of this new species of Glassfrog are uncertain, and its assignment to Cochranella is preliminary.

Resumen.–Describimos una nueva especie de rana de la familia Centrolenidae, Cochranella amelie n. sp., de los flancos Andinos Amazónicos centrales, colectada en el Río Oglán, Provincia de Pastaza, Ecuador. Esta nueva especie presenta una muy inusual combinación de caracteres (dorso de color lavanda en preservante, ausencia de espina humeral en machos adultos, peritoneo parietal transparente, peritoneos viscerales blancos, e hígado bulboso). Las relaciones de esta nueva especie de Rana de Cristal son inciertas y su asignación a Cochranella es preliminar.

Cita / Citation: Cisneros-Heredia, D. F. & P. Meza-Ramos. 2007. An enigmatic new species of Glassfrog (Amphibia: Anura: Centrolenidae) from the Amazonian Andean slopes of Ecuador. Zootaxa 1485: 33-41.

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