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Revista Brasileira de Zoologia

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Rev. Bras. Zool. vol.19  supl.1 Curitiba July 2002 

A new species of Bufo Laurenti (Anura, Bufonidae) from northeastern Brazil



Maria Nazaré Stevaux

Departamento de Biologia Geral, Universidade Federal de Goiás. Campus Samambaia, Caixa Postal 131 ,74001-970 Goiânia, Goiás, Brasil. E-mail:




A new species of bufonid load, Bufo jimi sp. nov., is described from Maracás and Itagibá, State of Bahia, Brazil. This species shows close relationships to B. paracnemis Lutz, 1925 by sharing the presence of tibial glands and the paratoid glands shape. The new species is a member of the Bufo marinus-group, and is characlerized by having well-defined glands in most part of dorsal faceof the forearms, in the extcrn side of the feet and in both sides of cloacal region.

Key Words: Amphibia, Anura, Bufonidae, Bufo jimi sp. nov., anuran, taxonomy



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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS. I am very grateful to Jorge Jim by his dedication to my formation in amphibians systematic. I also thank to Benedito Rinaldo Cardana and Elieth Spirandelli Cruz for stimulus and useful discussions, and Dalton de Sousa Amorim for his review of a draft copy of the manuscript. I thank Miguel Rodrigues for his agreement with my access to the amphibians collection of MZUSP. I am also grateful to CAPES-PICD for support to this work.



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Received in 21.IX.2001; accepted in 29.VI.2002.

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