Check List 15(5): 821-826, doi: 10.15560/15.5.821
New record of Melanophryniscus biancae Bornschein, Baldo, Pie, Firkowski, Ribeiro & Corrêa, 2015 (Anura, Bufonidae) from Paraná, Brazil, with comments on its phytotelm-breeding ecology
expand article infoJúnior Nadaline, Luiz Fernando Ribeiro§|, Larissa Teixeira, Fábio Stucchi Vannuchi, Marcos Ricardo Bornschein|
‡ Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil§ Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil| Mater Natura – Instituto de Estudos Ambientais, Curitiba, Brazil¶ Universidade Estadual Paulista, São Vicente, Brazil
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We report Melanophryniscus biancae Baldo, Pie, Firkowski, Ribeiro & Corrêa, 2015 from Araçatuba, Tijucas do Sul, Paraná, Brazil at 1,615–1,645 m altitude, the first record from the state of Paraná. On 8 January 2018 we heard individuals calling during the day in the leaves of Paepalanthus planifolius (Bong.) Körn. where eggs, tadpoles, and three adults were collected. This species was recently described from two upland marshes (1,310–1,465 m altitude) in northeastern Santa Catarina, where it was found at night breeding in water tanks of Eriocaulon ligulatum (Vell.) L.B.Sm. Included here are new data on this species’ habitat, activity period, plant species used for oviposition, and the first female measurements.
Conservation, diurnal activity, grasslands, Paepalanthus planifolius, Refúgio Vegetacional, Serra do Mar