IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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A medium-sized to large terrestrial microhylid, 45-65 mm, one female 62 mm. Colour in life, dark brown with small and larger whitish markings. Two large black spots, bordered with white, in the inguinal region. A light line forms a distinctive border between the back colouration and the uniformly dark coloured side of the head, and anterior part of the flanks. Venter whitish, with dark markings, which can become the dominant colouration. Skin on the back is smooth. Tympanum distinct, tympanum/eye ratio is about 3/4. Tibiotarsal articulation reaches the tympanum. Fingertips are not enlarged. Finger 2 as long as, or slightly shorter than, finger 4. Hands and feet are both without webbing (Glaw and Vences 1994).

Similar Species: The large inguinal spots are characteristic of this genus. Juveniles can be mistaken with P. bipunctata and P. notosticta (Glaw and Vences 1994).

Taken with permission from Glaw and Vences (1994 and 2007) and Nussbaum et. al (2008).


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