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BARYCHOLOS PULCHER (NCN). ECUADOR: PROVINCIA DE AZUAY: Tamarindo (79°33’W, 02°47’S, 400 m). 04 August 1996. J.-M. Touzet et al. Universidad San Francisco de Quito & Fund. Herpetológica Orcés, Quito (FHGO-USFQ 623, 748, collected in the leaflitter). Verified by W. Ron Heyer. This endemic frog is known from western lowlands of Ecuador along the transition zone between rainforest and dry seasonal forest from 30 to 600 m; with previous records in the provinces of Esmeraldas, Manabí, Guayas, Los Ríos, and Pichincha (Heyer 1969. Contrib. Sci. Los Angeles Co. Mus. Nat. Hist. 155: 1–14). First province record, extends its range ca. 70 km NE from the nearest known locality (7 km SE Buenavista, province of Oro; Heyer, op. cit.).
Herpetological Review 36(3): 331; 2005
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BARYCHOLOS PULCHER (NCN). ECUADOR: PROVINCIA
DE AZUAY: Tamarindo (79°33’W, 02°47’S, 400 m). 04 August
1996. J.-M. Touzet et al. Universidad San Francisco de Quito &
Fund. Herpetológica Orcés, Quito (FHGO-USFQ 623, 748,
collected in the leaflitter). Verified by W. Ron Heyer. This endemic
frog is known from western lowlands of Ecuador along the
transition zone between rainforest and dry seasonal forest from 30
to 600 m; with previous records in the provinces of Esmeraldas,
Manabí, Guayas, Los Ríos, and Pichincha (Heyer 1969. Contrib.
Sci. Los Angeles Co. Mus. Nat. Hist. 155: 1–14). First province
record, extends its range ca. 70 km NE from the nearest known
locality (7 km SE Buenavista, province of Oro; Heyer, op. cit.).
Submitted by DIEGO F. CISNEROS-HEREDIA, College of
Biological and Environmental Sciences, Universidad San Francisco
de Quito, Ave. Interoceánica y calle Diego de Robles, Campus
Cumbayá, Edif. Maxwell. Casilla Postal 17-12-841, Quito,
Ecuador; e-mail: diegofrancisco_cisneros@yahoo.com.
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