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Descriptions of Two Species of Frogs, Genus Ptychohyla
Studies of American Hylid Frogs, V

written by "Duellman, William E., 1930-"
...individuals were found calling from leaves of plants growing on the slopes of the ravine by the streams. None was more than two meters above the ground. Tadpoles were found in the fast-flowing stream, where they were holding onto rocks with their mouths. Little is known of the herpetofauna of these mountains that are the home of the Chamula Indians. Since the little frog described here comes from the land of the Chamulas, I propose that it be named: [Pg 354] Ptychohyla chamulae new species (Plate 25, Fig. 2) Holotype.—University of Kansas Museum of Natural History No. 58063, from a stream above (6.2 kilometers by road south) Rayón Mescalapa, Chiapas, México (1690 meters); one of a series collected on August 5, 1960, by William E. Duellman, Dale L. Hoyt, and John Wellman. Original No. WED 17327. Paratypes.—KU Nos. 58064-58073 collected with the holotype. Diagnosis.—A species of the schmidtorum-group of Ptychohyla differing from other known members of the group in having the following combination of characters: diameter of tympanum not noticeably less than half that of eye; white spot below eye; white lateral stripe on body anteriorly; dorsum bright green in life; thighs yellowish brown. Description of Holotype.—Adult male having snout-vent length of 27.3 mm.; tibia length, 12.8 mm.; tibia length/snout-vent length, 48.7 per cent; foot length (measured from proximal edge of inner metatarsal tubercle to tip of longest toe), 10.8 mm.; head length, 9.2 mm.; head length/snout-vent length, 33.7 per cent; head width, 9.0 mm.; head width/snout-vent length, 30.9 per cent; diameter of eye, 2.8 mm.; diameter of tympanum, 1.4 mm.; tympanum/eye, 50.0 per cent. Snout in lateral profile nearly square, slightly rounded above; in dorsal profile bluntly squared; canthus pronounced; loreal region concave; lips thick, rounded, and flaring; nostrils protuberant; internarial distance, 2.3 mm.; top of head flat; i...

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