Redescription of the Amazonian tiny tree toad Amazophrynella minuta (Melin, 1941) (Anura: Bufonidae) from its type locality

Type Article
Date 2018-09
Language English
Author(s) Rojas Rommel R.ORCID1, Fouquet Antoine2, de Carvalhol Vinicius Tadeu1, 6, Ron SantiagoORCID3, Chaparro Juan CarlosORCID4, Vogt Richard C.5, Avila Robson W.6, Farias Izeni PiresORCID1, Gordo Marcelo7, Hrbek TomasORCID1
Affiliation(s) 1 : Univ Fed Amazonas, Inst Ciencias Biol, Dept Genet, Lab Evolucao & Genet Anim LEGAL, Av Gen Rodrigo Ockavio Jordao Ramos 6200, BR-69077000 Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil.
2 : Ctr Rech Montabo, USR 3456, LEEISA, 275 Route Montabo,BP 70620, Cayenne 97334, French Guiana.
3 : Pontificia Univ Catolica Ecuador, Escuela Biol, Museo Zool, Av 12 Octubre & Roca,Aptdo 17-01-2184, Quito, Ecuador.
4 : Museo Biodiversidade MUBI, Lima, Peru.
5 : Inst Nacl de Pesquisas da Amazonia, Coordenacao Biodiversidade, CEQUA, Av Andre Araujo 2936, BR-69060001 Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil.
6 : Univ Reg Cariri, Dept Quim Biol, Campus Pimenta,Rua Cel Antonio Luiz 1161, BR-63105100 Crato, CE, Brazil.
7 : Univ Fed Amazonas, Inst Ciencias Biol, Dept Biol, Av Gen Rodrigo Octavio Jordao Ramos 6200, BR-69077000 Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil.
Source Zootaxa (1175-5326) (Magnolia Press), 2018-09 , Vol. 4482 , N. 3 , P. 511-526
DOI 10.11646/zootaxa.4482.3.4
WOS© Times Cited 3
Keyword(s) Amphibians, Brazil, lectotype, systematics, Taracua, taxonomy
Abstract

The description of Amazophrynella minuta was published in 1941 by the Swedish naturalist Douglas Melin based on material from Taracua (Amazonas state, Brazil). This description was very brief and based on the morphology of few specimens with diagnostic characters and color variation not well defined. Moreover, the type series is currently in poor state of conservation. Consequently, taxonomic ambiguity surrounds the nominal taxon A. minuta, which hampers the description of many unnamed congeneric species. Herein, we redescribe A. minuta based on recently collected specimens from the type locality, designate a lectotype, formulate a new diagnosis, provide patterns of morphological variation, measurements and body proportions.

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Rojas Rommel R., Fouquet Antoine, de Carvalhol Vinicius Tadeu, Ron Santiago, Chaparro Juan Carlos, Vogt Richard C., Avila Robson W., Farias Izeni Pires, Gordo Marcelo, Hrbek Tomas (2018). Redescription of the Amazonian tiny tree toad Amazophrynella minuta (Melin, 1941) (Anura: Bufonidae) from its type locality. Zootaxa, 4482(3), 511-526. Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4482.3.4 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00660/77217/