Oreobates lehri, (PADIAL ET AL., 2007), Padial & Chaparro & Riva, 2008

Padial, José M., Chaparro, Juan C. & Riva, Ignacio De La, 2008, Systematics of Oreobates and the Eleutherodactylus discoidalis species group (Amphibia, Anura), based on two mitochondrial DNA genes and external morphology, Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 152 (4), pp. 737-773: 759-760

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Oreobates lehri




Eleutherodactylus lehri Padial et al., 2007   ( Fig. 3I)

Eleutherodactylus lehri Padial, Chaparro & De la Riva, 2007: 115   . Holotype: USNM 537848 View Materials . Type locality: ‘ Apurimac River Valley, Camisea Natural Gas Pipeline, Wayrapata Camp   GoogleMaps , 2445 m asl (12°50′10′′S, 73°29′43′′W), Department   GoogleMaps Cusco, Peru’   GoogleMaps ( Fig. 4 View Figure 4 ).

Diagnosis: A robust Oreobates   (SVL of adults, 28.5– 39.9 mm) characterized as follows: (1) skin on dorsum coarsely shagreen with enlarged keratinized granules, granules regular in size, small, round, with only some of them slightly enlarged; granules on flanks slightly larger than those of dorsum; venter smooth; posterior surfaces of limbs smooth; discoidal fold present; no dorsolateral folds; postrictal glands weak or absent; (2) tympanic membrane and annulus distinct, their length about half of the eye length; supratympanic fold weak, short; (3) head large, slightly longer than wide or subequal; snout round in dorsal and lateral views; canthus rostralis sinuous in dorsal view, round in profile; (4) cranial crests absent; upper eyelid covered by small granules; (5) dentigerous process of vomers large, situated posteromedial to choanae; (6) males with vocal slits; (7) hands with long and slender fingers, first finger about the same length as second; subarticular tubercles round to conical, well developed; supernumerary tubercles low, not prominent, round to conical, smaller than subarticular tubercles; terminal discs of fingers truncate to round, not enlarged, lacking circumferential grooves and ungual flap; lateral fringes and keels on fingers absent; (8) ulnar tubercles absent; (9) no tubercles on heel and tarsus; (10) inner metatarsal tubercle ovate to round, prominent; outer smaller, round, prominent; supernumerary tubercles absent; (11) toes long and slender (foot length 60–70% of SVL), lacking lateral fringes or keels (or very weak at the base of toe III), webbing absent; fifth and third toes reaching midpoint of second subarticular tubercle of toe IV; tips of toes moderately enlarged, rounded, with ungual flap not indented; (12) axillary glands present; (13) dorsal coloration pale brown to dark brown or grayish brown, with darker marks and bold spots; a pair of cream dorsolateral stripes and a short longitudinal sacral stripe present in some specimens; snout dark brown with darker bars; throat and chest light grey to dark brown; belly cream with brown mottling or reticulations on anterior margin.

Oreobates lehri   can be distinguished from all other species of the genus by the combination of long feet, fingers I, II, and IV of the same length, the absence or weakly developed supernumerary tubercles on the feet, round and not enlarged finger tips, and granular dorsal skin. In most species of Oreobates   the foot length = 50% of the SVL, whereas in O. lehri   the foot length ± 60% of the SVL. For additional differences refer to Padial et al. (2007).

Distribution: Oreobates lehri   is known from the type locality ( Fig. 4 View Figure 4 ) and from two localities in the Cosñipata Valley, Cusco, Peru. Both localities are situated in cloud forests ( Fig. 5 View Figure 5 ) and are separated by a distance of approximately 200 km. Nothing is known about its natural history.














Oreobates lehri

Padial, José M., Chaparro, Juan C. & Riva, Ignacio De La 2008

Eleutherodactylus lehri

Padial JM & Chaparro JC & De la Riva I 2007: 115