Spectacular New Gliding Species of Ecnomiohyla (Anura: Hylidae) from Central Panama

  title={Spectacular New Gliding Species of Ecnomiohyla (Anura: Hylidae) from Central Panama},
  author={Joseph R. Mendelson and Jay Mathers Savage and Edgardo J Griffith and Heidi Ross and Brian Kubicki and Ron Gagliardo},
Abstract We describe a new species of Ecnomiohyla from the vicinity of El Valle de Anton, Cocle, Panama. This is a large species that differs from similar species in the genus by details of the prepollex, webbing, and by the presence of a distinct expanded crista lateralis with medial proximal point. We provide descriptions of the adult and subadult, as well as the tadpole. We provide natural history information including observations of individuals gliding from the forest canopy, reproduction… 

A new species of toad (Bufonidae: Incilius ) from central Panama

A new species of toad known from a single locality in the Cordillera de Talamanca of central Panama is described, closely related to the more widespread species I. coniferus, but is clearly distinguishable from it by its larger size, parotoid glands and extensively developed fleshy pads on the hands and feet.

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Examination of almost all known specimens of Ecnomiohyla from Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, and Honduras provides revised diagnoses for the recognized species: E. minera, E. salvaje, and E. valancifer.

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A new record of this genus of treefrogs is presented for Colombia and the first for E. miliaria is presented.

Two new fringe-limbed frogs of the genus Ecnomiohyla (Anura: Hylidae) from Panama.

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A new species of fringe-limb frog, genus Ecnomiohyla (Anura: Hylidae), from the Atlantic slope of Costa Rica, Central America

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All species of Crossodactylodes occur in highly threatened environments, are restricted to very small geographic ranges, and probably have limited dispersal capacity due to their small body size and dependence on bromeliads, which emphasize the need for habitat protection to safeguard species viability.

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Emerging infectious disease and the loss of biodiversity in a Neotropical amphibian community.

  • K. LipsForrest Brem J. Collins
  • Environmental Science, Biology
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
  • 2006
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The principles of rapid response for amphibian conservation, using the programmes in Panama as an example

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Preface Acknowledgments List of Contributors Chapter 1. Introduction: The Tadpole Arena Roy W. McDiarmid and Ronald Altig Chapter 2. Research: Materials and Techniques Roy W. McDiarmid and Ronald

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