New Glass Frog in Costa Rica

We would like to share the exciting news about a newly discovered and described species of glassfrog, Hyalinobatrachium dianae, from the Caribbean slopes of Costa Rica. The authors (Brian Kubicki, Stanley Salazar, and Robert Puschendorf) distinguished H. dianae from other glassfrogs due to its unique combination of morphological characteristics, advertisement call, and genetic distance. This new species was described from six specimens collected at three different sites along the Caribbean slopes of Costa Rica between 400 to 900 meters above sea level. Hyalinobatrachium dianae was named in honor of the senior author’s mother Janet Diane Kubicki. With the addition of H. dianae, Costa Rica is known to have 14 glassfrogs inhabiting its tiny national territory! The last time a new glassfrog was described from Costa Rica was back in 1973.

To access the abstract of this new species description you can go to the following link.

http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2015/f/z03920p084f.pdf

Nos gustaría compartir con ustedes acerca de la nueva especie de rana de vidrio recientemente descrita, Hyalinobatrachium dianae, de la vertiente caribeña de Costa Rica. Los autores Brian Kubicki, Stanley Salazar y Robert Puschendorf diferenciaron H.dianae de otras ranas de vidrio debido a su única combinación de características morfológicas, genética y canto. Esta nueva especie fue descrita de seis especímenes colectados en tres diferentes sitios a lo largo de las faldas caribeñas de Costa Rica entre los 400 a 900 m.s.n.m., H. dianae fue nombrada en honor a la madre del autor principal Janet Diane Kubicki. Con la adición de esta nueva especie, ahora Costa Rica cuenta con 14 especies de ranas de vidrio que habitan dentro de su pequeño territorio.

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