IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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Introduction

Allophryne ruthveni is an enigmatic frog from the Guyanan region of South America. It is about 25-30 mm in snout-vent length, and calls from trees. Its skin is covered with evenly spaced, pointed spicules. Superficially, it resembles a hylid, but all hylids have claw-shaped terminal phalanges. The terminal phalanges of Allophryne are T-shaped. There are no fossils.

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