IUCN threat status:

Data Deficient (DD)

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Diagnosis A medium sized species belonging to the Melanophryniscus tumifrons group, diagnosed by the following combination of characters: (1) snout-vent length 26.5-31.1 mm in males, 31.9-35.5mm in females; (2) head broader than long, with a prominent, rounded protuberance above snout, extending between eyes to a point near the mid length of upper eyelid; (3) skin on dorsal and lateral surfaces of body largely covered by spinulose warts; (4) foot without tumefaction on metatarsus; (5) ground color of dorsum and flanks dark brown with distinctly marbled pattern of sinuous, irregular pale yellow stripes; (6) gular region, chest, belly, ventral surfaces of forearms and thighs, and palmar and plantar surfaces pale yellow; (7) gular region and chest with irregular dark brown stains; (8) dorsal surface of legs dark brown with distinct pale yellow transverse stripes.


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