IUCN threat status:

Critically Endangered (CR)

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Dorsal coloration is uniform beige-bronze or green with occasional dark spots (Savage and Heyer 1968). A bright dorsolateral cream stripe extends from snout to groin, and is bordered below by a dark brown band, which is bordered by a light brown line in turn bordered by thin white lines. The venter is yellow flecked with black or brown spots, which distinguishes this species from neighboring species that have light dorsolateral stripes (Savage and Heyer 1968). Limbs have dark brown spots on the dorsal aspect, and the posterior thigh and plantar surface of the foot are suffused with yellow or greenmelanophores. The dorsum and the underside of the legs are smooth, while the venter is granular, and the heel is slightly warty. The snout is sub-elliptical to pointed in dorsal outline, and rounded in profile. The iris is orange-bronze with a central dark brown band and is at least twice the size of the tympanum, and the upper lip and lore is golden-bronze (Savage and Heyer 1968). There is no hand webbing and the toes are about one half webbed (vestigal between toes I and II), but both hands and feet bear large discs (Duellman 1970). Male vocal sacs are internal, paired, and lateral (Savage and Heyer 1968).

The mating call has been described as a pair of short, pulsed and poorly modulated notes (Duellman 1970).

A Spanish-language species account can be found at the website of Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad (INBio).


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