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Title: A new egg-guarding species of Oreophryne (Amphibia, Anura, Microhylidae) from southern Papua New Guinea
Authors: Günther, R.
Richards, S.J.
Bickford, D. 
Johnston, G.R.
Keywords: Anura
Egg-guarding behaviour
New Guinea
New species
Issue Date: Oct-2012
Citation: Günther, R., Richards, S.J., Bickford, D., Johnston, G.R. (2012-10). A new egg-guarding species of Oreophryne (Amphibia, Anura, Microhylidae) from southern Papua New Guinea. Zoosystematics and Evolution 88 (2) : 223-230. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: A new microhylid frog in the genus Oreophryne is described from southern New Guinea. It is a small species (males to 22 mm snout-urostyle length (SUL), females to 27 mm SUL) distinguished from congeners by having a cartilaginous connection between the procoracoid and scapula, no webs between fingers, basal webs mainly between toes 3 and 4 and between toes 4 and 5, and the fifth toe slightly longer than the third. In life, most specimens have a conspicuous lime green (yellowish in preservative) bar between the eyes, a lime green and irregular longitudinal stripe on the flanks, and an irregular spot of the same colour above the insertion of the upper arms. The advertisement call is a pronounced rattle lasting about one second with a note repetition rate of 26-28 notes per second. Males of the new species guard the eggs of their mates on the underside of leaves hanging 30-400 cm above the ground. © 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
Source Title: Zoosystematics and Evolution
ISSN: 14351935
DOI: 10.1002/zoos.201200019
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