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A new species of Physalaemus (Anura, Leptodactylidae) from the Atlantic rain forest of northeastern Brazil

Article published in volume 15 fascicle 3, of 12/1997, pages 105 - 112



A new species of leptodactylid frog is described from Passo de Camaragibe, State of Alagoas, northeastern Brazil. The new species is a member of the Physalaemus signifer group, and is characterized by its medium size, snout protruding in lateral view, dorsolateral light fold extending from the posterior corner of the eye to the inguinal region, and large outer metatarsal tubercule. Description of the tadpole is provided.