Periódicos Brasileiros em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

A new Scinax of the S. catharinae species group from Central Brazil (Amphibia: Anura: Hylidae)

P. Pombal Jr, JoséR. Carvalho Jr, RonaldAntônio S. Canelas, MarcoP. Bastos, Rogério

A new species of Scinax Wagler, 1830 belonging to the S. catharinae species group is described from the state of Goiás, in the Cerrado Biome, Brazil. Scinax skaios sp. nov. is characterized by short snout-vent length (males ranging 23.2-29.6 mm; females 30.7- 36.1 mm), snout subovoid in dorsal view and protruding in lateral view; no tubercle on canthus rostralis; an inverted triangular interorbital blotch; no externally expanded vocal sac; dorsal skin texture moderately rugose; absence of a thick externally well differentiated inguinal gland; hidden areas of the thigh with vermiculate color pattern. The descriptions of the vocalizations are provided.

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