IUCN threat status:

Data Deficient (DD)

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Austrochaperina archboldi has a head that is slightly narrower than the body with a blunt snout when viewed dorsally and rounded when viewed laterally. The canthus rostralis is rounded with a steep loreal region. Nostrils are anteriorly placed on snout. Tympanum barely distinguishable externally. This species is of moderate size, with males attaining 35 mm and females 38 mm. Eyes are large and the dorsal pattern consists of tiny irregular brown markings on a paler background. Relative finger lengths are as follows: 3>4>2>1; all fingers with grooved terminal discs. Disc of third finger is 1.4 times broader than penultimate phalanx. Relative toe lengths are as follows: 4>3>5>2>1 with the first digit less than half the second. Coloration is a pale brown with tiny irregular darker brown spots. Loreal region is slightly darker. Throat is mottled dark and light brown with a gradual change to light spots posterior toward chest.


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