Species Description: Torres-Gastello, Suarez-Segovia & Cisneros-Heredia. 2007 Cochranella erminea, a new species of Centrolenidae (Amphibia: Anura: Athesphatanura) from Amazonian Peru. Journal of the National Museum (Prague), Natural History Series 176: 1-12
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This species also has: (1) a slightly elongated head, though still wider than the body; (2) short, rounded snout, slightly sloping anteroventrally in profile; nostrils slightly elevated; canthus rostralis indistinct, with shallow platform in between; choanae small, elliptical, widely separated (3) lips slightly flared (4) vomerine teeth present, four on each side (5) tongue elongate, ovoid (6) eyes large, oriented anterolaterally, diameter larger than width of finger III disc, also wider than concave interorbital region (6) tympanum ovoid, positioned dorsolaterally, slight incline in dorsal view; tympanic annulus present; supratympanic fold indistinct; (7) finger I longer than finger II; (8) prepollex enlarged but concealed; (9) webbing absent between fingers I and II, basal between fingers II and III, extensive between fingers III and IV; fingers II, III, IV with lateral fringes; bulla absent; (10) humeral spine absent; unknown for males, but presumably absent; (11) webbing present between all toes; (12) toe discs slightly spread out, bluntly truncated; pointed projection lacking on toe I disc; (13) dorsum shagreened, numerous small warts and fewer large warts; warts also present on ulnar and external tarsal areas; (14) melanophores numerous, present on outside of fingers and toes; (15) pericardium covered by guanophores; parietal peritoneum also covered by guanophores spreading out to the liver and half the stomach; all other visceral peritonea clear; (16) tri-lobed liver; (17) ventral skin granular; (18) anus ornamented by enameled warts; pair of subanal tubercles absent; (19) bones green in life, white in preservative.
Head, dorsum, flanks, and limbs viridian green covered with numerous enameled, bright white spots on flat warts and sprinkled larger dark blue spots on warts. Upper lip white, iris light grey with fine darker gray reticulations. Points of finger and toe discs yellow. Melanophores on outer fingers and toes. White pericardium, white parietal peritoneum extending to liver and over posterior half of stomach, all other visceral peritonea clear. Bones green.
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Torres-Gastello, C.P., Suarez-Segovia, J., and Cisneros-Heredia, D.F. (2007). ''Cochranella erminea, a new species of Centrolenidae (Amphibia: Anura: Athesphatanura) from Amazonian Peru.'' Journal of the National Museum (Prague), Natural History Series, 176(1), 1-12.
Written by Xi Zhai (xzhaix AT berkeley.edu), UC Berkeley
First submitted 2008-10-06
Edited by Keith Lui (2009-06-24)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2009 Cochranella erminea <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/6983> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Oct 17, 2017.
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