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A new species of Trachycephalus (Amphibia, Anura, Hylidae) from the State of Goias, Brazil

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Author(s):
Domingos Cintra, Carlos Eduardo [1] ; Rodrigues Silva, Helder Lucio [1, 2] ; Da Silva, Jr., Nelson Jorge [1, 2] ; De Anchietta Garcia, Paulo Christiano [3, 4] ; Zaher, Hussam
Total Authors: 5
Affiliation:
[1] Syst Nat Consultoria Ambiental Ltda, BR-74810250 Goiania, Go - Brazil
[2] Univ Catolica Goias, Ctr Estudos & Pesquisas Biol, BR-74605010 Goiania, Go - Brazil
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Museu Zool, BR-04263000 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[4] Univ Fed Minas Gerais, Dept Zool, ICB, BR-31270901 Belo Horizonte, MG - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: Zootaxa; n. 1975, p. 58-68, JAN 12 2009.
Web of Science Citations: 3
Abstract

A new species of Trachycephalus is described for the Cerrado biome of Goias, Brazil. Trachycephalus mambaiensis sp. nov. is distinguished from the other ten species of the genus by the skin co-ossified with the skull, heavy cranial ossification, frontoparietal that fails to articulate with squamosal, absence of a crista occipitalis and secreting glands of milky and viscous substances. The skull of the new species shows an intermediary condition between species of Trachycephalus with a well ossified skull (Casque-headed frogs) and those without cranial ossification. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 02/13602-4 - Evolution of the southeastern Brazilian reptile fauna from Cretaceous: paleontology, phylogeny and biogeography
Grantee:Hussam El Dine Zaher
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Thematic Grants