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Brief Summary

    Lynchius flavomaculatus: Brief Summary
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    Lynchius flavomaculatus (vernacular name: yellow-spotted Andes frog) is a species of frog in the family Craugastoridae. It is found in the Andes of southern Ecuador and northern Peru.

Comprehensive Description

    Lynchius flavomaculatus
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    Lynchius flavomaculatus (vernacular name: yellow-spotted Andes frog) is a species of frog in the family Craugastoridae. It is found in the Andes of southern Ecuador and northern Peru.[1][2][3]

    Description

    Adult males measure 24–35 mm (0.94–1.38 in) and adult females 35–44 mm (1.4–1.7 in) in snout–vent length. The snout is rounded. The tympanum is distinct. The fingers are long and slender and lack webbing and lateral fringes; the tips are narrowly round and the fingers I–II have pads. Also the toes lack lack webbing and lateral fringes; they have narrowly rounded tips. Skin on dorsum of head, body, and limbs is shagreen; there are few scattered tubercles, particularly posteriorly. The dorsum is mottled dark yellow and reddish brown. There are indistinct yellow bars on the limbs, head, and upper lips, as well as dark brown transversal bars on the limbs. The flanks are yellow and have brown spots. The venter is grayish brown. There are yellow blotches on the belly, ventral surfaces of limbs, groin, and anterior surfaces of thighs. The iris is pale green and has black reticulations.[3]

    Habitat and conservation

    Lynchius flavomaculatus lives in the páramo habitats at the elevations of 2,215–3,200 m (7,267–10,499 ft) asl. It is a terrestrial frog that probably has direct development (i.e., no free-living larvae).[1][3] It is a rare species that is threatened by habitat destruction and degradation caused by agriculture and non-timber plantations, potentially also fires. It occurs in the Podocarpus National Park.[1]

    References

    1. ^ a b c d Edgar Lehr (2008). "Lynchius flavomaculatus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T57209A11598590. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T57209A11598590.en. Retrieved 4 January 2018..mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output q{quotes:"""""'"'"}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-free a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/65/Lock-green.svg/9px-Lock-green.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-registration a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-gray-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-red-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}
    2. ^ a b Frost, Darrel R. (2017). "Lynchius flavomaculatus (Parker, 1938)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
    3. ^ a b c Motta, Ana P.; Chaparro, Juan C.; Pombal Jr., José P.; Guayasamin, Juan M.; De la Riva, Ignacio & Padial, José M. (2016). "MMolecular phylogenetics and taxonomy of the Andean genus Lynchius Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008 (Anura: Craugastoridae)". Herpetological Monographs. 30 (1): 119–142. doi:10.1655/HERPMONOGRAPHS-D-16-00002.
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