Two new species of saw-browed diamond frogs from Madagascar

Main report: Revising the Rhombophryne serratopalpebrosa species group
(Mark D. Scherz Blog)
Other Reporting: American Museum of Natural History
Scientific Paper: Zootaxa    (Plazi Treatment)
New Taxa: Rhombophryne diadema
Common Name: Diadem Saw-browed diamond frog, Regal saw-browed diamond frog
Species named for: diadem, a small crown typically worn by female royalty, which refers to the superciliary spines borne by this species., regalis, meaning ‘kingly’ or ‘regal’, and refers to the crown-like superciliary spines that individuals of this species
Categories: Amphibians | New Species

Known only from high elevations (1339–1407 m) in the forest of the Sorata Massif in northern Madagascar.   Three new species of saw-browed diamond frogs have been discovered in Madagascar in the past three years.   

The full Rhombophryne serratopalpebrosa species group. Photos by Miguel Vences, Frank Glaw, and Franco Andreone

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