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Sachatamia punctulata has the following characteristics: 1) vomerine dentition present, 2) bones light green in life, 3) parietal peritoneum on the anterior ½ is white and the posterior ½ is transparent, 3) dorsally green with orange speckling homogenously distributed among the head and body, 5) snout is subovoid when viewed dorsally and truncated when viewed laterally, 6) tarsal and ulnar folds absent, 7) tympanum is large, of which 2/3 are visible due to the upper 1/3 covered by the supratympanic fold, 8) humeral spine absent. Most closely resembles C. flavopunctata and C. midas in color and pattern, but has a more rounded snout and orange spots. Adults are medium sized, males reach 24.5-27.3mm SVL, and females reach 31.6mm SVL. Head slightly wider than body (33.76-36.7% of SVL). Distance from nostril to anterior portion of eye is 61.8-80.6% diameter of eye. Tympanum diameter is 30.3-41.9% diameter of eye, length of tibia is 55.6-63.5% SVL. When the hind limb is adpressed anteriorly, the ankle reaches the tip of the snout. When hind limbs adpressed anteriorly and arms adpressed posteriorly the knees and elbows overlap significantly.

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