Ameerega shihuemoy, new species, described from Peru, and account added for Andinobates opisthomelas

By January 24, 2017Uncategorized

A new species, Ameerega shihuemoy, has been described from Peru. The new species, described by Rojas-Serrano and colleagues in Zootaxa, is known from Madre de Dios department in Peru, in the vicinity of Manu National park. Although the new species somewhat resembles A. yungicola, it is in fact a close relative of A. macero, which also occurs in the region. Overall this paper was extremely thorough, using a combination of phylogenetics, bioacoustics, and morphology.

Serrano-Rojas, S.J., A. Whitworth, J. Villacampa, R. von May, R.C. Gutierrez, J.M. Padial, & J.C. Chaparro (2017). A new species of poison-dart frog (Anura:Dendrobatidae) from Manu province, Amazon region of southeastern Peru, with notes on its natural history, bioacoustics, phylogenetics, and recommended conservation status. Zootaxa 4221:71-94.

In other news, Juan Salvador Mendoza Roldan has generously contributed a species account for Andinobates opisthomelas. The account is very thorough with lots of natural history information. Check out the account here.

Andinobates opisthomelas

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