A new species of Pristimantis is described from an Andean cloud forest at 2650 m in the Cordillera Oriental of Colombia. Pristimantis dorado sp. nov. is similar to and could be closely related to P. acutirostris, but can be readily distinguished from this latter species by the absence of a tympanic annulus, vocal slits, vocal sac and reticulations on concealed surfaces, and by having a metallic gold iris with a brown horizontal streak. The phylogenetic position of the new species is recovered and we provide its advertisement call, which this species manages to emit despite lacking a vocal sac and vocal slits. This discovery reminds us that despite the extensive research on the alpha-taxonomy of Pristimantis in Colombia, fieldwork in high montane forests continues to yield previously unknown species.
Revision of the characters of Centrolenidae (Amphibia: Anura: Athesphatanura), with comments on its taxonomy and the description of new taxa of glassfrogs.
Amphibian Species of the World 6.0: an Online Reference. American Museum of Natural HistoryNew York, USA. Available athttp://research.amnh.org/vz/herpetology/amphibia/. Accessed 30 March 2015.
DNA barcoding survey of anurans across the Eastern Cordillera of Colombia and the impact of the Andes on cryptic diversity.
PLoS ONE10 (5): e0127312. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0127312.
Barcoding animal life: cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 divergences among closely related species.
Proc. Roy. Soc. Lon. Series B: Biological Sciences270:
SATé-II: very fast and accurate simultaneous estimation of multiple sequence alignments and phylogenetic trees.
Additional new species of frogs (genus Eleutherodactylus) from cloud forests of eastern Departamento de Caldas, Colombia.
Rev. Acad. Colom. Cienc. Exac. Físic. y Natur.22:
A new species of the Eleutherodactylus lacrimosus assemblage (Anura, Brachycephalidae) from the lowland rainforest canopy of Yasuni National Park, Amazonian Ecuador.
The great American biotic interchange in frogs: multiple and early colonization of Central America by the South American genus Pristimantis (Anura: Craugastoridae).
Mol. Phyl. Evol.62: