Physalaemus araxa • Head in the Clouds: A New Dwarf Frog Species of the Physalaemus signifer Clade (Leptodactylidae, Leiuperinae) from the Top of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest

In an elevational gradient, the mountain top generally presents a reduced species diversity. However, it is there where we often find microendemic and quite often still undescribed species. That prediction is very common in underexplored Neotropical mountains, like those of the Caparaó National Park – a protected area that includes the highest peak of the Atlantic Forest, a megadiverse domain. Up in its top, we found a dwarf frog of the genus Physalaemus (Anura, Leptodactylidae, Leiuperinae), belonging to the P. signifer clade. Leer más.