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Philautus cardamonus is a small frog which reaches a SVL of 19.3 mm. Dorsally, dark tan with a pattern of dark mahogany brown; flanks are marbled dark brown. Canthal and tympanic areas are also dark brown. Throat and chest white marbled with dark brown blotches. Ventral surfaces are greenish yellow. Iris is copper colored. Head is longer than wide. Snout rounded and slightly protruding, equal to horizontal diameter of eye. Interorbital space is convex. Distance between posterior margins of eye is two times the distance between anterior of eyes. Pupil is oval and horizontal. Tymapnum is distinct, rounded, and 42% of eye diameter. Arms are short and thin. Relative length of fingers are 1<2<4<3. Webbing on fingers absent. Prepollex distinct, oval. Hind limbs are long, heels overlap when adpressed anteriorly. Relative length of toes 1<2<3<5<4. Tips of all toes with moderate disks with distinct circummarginal grooves. Dermal ridge along toe 5 is present from tip of toes to proximal subarticular tubercle. Tarsal fold is absent. Dorsal skin is rough. Ventral skin is granular. Small white glands are present posterior to corner of mouth (Ohler et al. 2002).

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