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PeerJ. 2019 Aug 12;7:e7405. doi: 10.7717/peerj.7405. eCollection 2019.

A new species of terrestrial frog of the genus Noblella Barbour, 1930 (Amphibia: Strabomantidae) from the Llanganates-Sangay Ecological Corridor, Tungurahua, Ecuador.

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1
Fundación EcoMinga, Fundación Oscar Efren Reyes, Baños, Tungurahua, Ecuador.
2
Unidad de Investigación, Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad, Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador.
3
Instituto de Zoología Terrestre & Museo de Zoología, Instituto BIOSFERA, Colegio de Ciencias Biológicas y Ambientales COCIBA, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Campus Cumbayá, Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador.
4
Museo de Zoología QCAZ, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador.
5
Laboratorio de Biología Evolutiva, Instituto BIOSFERA, Colegio de Ciencias Biológicas y Ambientales COCIBA, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Campus Cumbayá, Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador.
6
Centro de Investigación de la Biodiversidad y Cambio Climático, Universidad Tecnológica Indoamérica, Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador.
7
Saint Michael's College, Colchester, VT, USA.
8
Tropical Herping, Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador.
9
Leibniz-Institut für Biodiversität der Tiere, Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig, Bonn, Germany.
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Contributed equally

Abstract

We describe a new species of terrestrial frog of the genus Noblella from the eastern versants of the Ecuadorian Andes in the upper Pastaza watershed. Noblella naturetrekii sp. n. differs from its Ecuadorian congeners by the presence of a differentiated tympanic membrane and a weakly defined tympanic annulus, and eyelids with rounded tubercles. In addition, the new species is characterized by its blackish-dark brown ventral coloration scattered with little white dots and the absence of papillae at the tip of the fingers and toes. We provide a detailed description of the call and osteology of the new species. Finally, we present the most complete phylogeny of the genus, which confirms that Noblella is a non-monophyletic group.

KEYWORDS:

Eastern Andean slopes; MicroCT scans; New species; Phylogeny; Upper basin of the Pastaza river

Conflict of interest statement

Juan Pablo Reyes-Puig and Fausto Recalde are employed by the non-profit organization Fundación EcoMinga; José Vieira is employed by Tropical Herping.

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