Wednesday, February 22, 2012

[Herpetology • 2001] Ansonia anotis • A new species of toad of the genus Ansonia (Anura: Bufonidae) from Borneo



Abstract
A  new  species of  bufonid  frog  of  the genus Ansonia  is  described  from Sabah, northern Borneo.  The new species is distinguished  from  others in the genus by absence of a tympanum. The tadpole assigned to this  species is  also distinguished  from  other  known  larvae  of Ansonia  by  its  possession of  a distinct  abdominal  sucker behind  the oral disc and by  the absence of  an upper jaw  sheath. This  species is the twelfth  Ansonia  known  from  Borneo.

Key words: Bufonid  frog,  Ansonia,  Borneo


Inger, R.F., Tan, F.L. and Yambun, P. 2001. A new species of toad of the genus Ansonia (Anura: Bufonidae) from Borneo. Raffles. Bull. Zool. 49: 35–37

Genus Sabahphrynus from http://amphibiaweb.org/
Matsui, M., Yambun, P., and Sudin, A. 2007. 'Taxonomic relationshiops of Ansonia anotis Inger, Tan, and Yambun, 2001, and Pedostibes maculatus (Mocquard, 1890), with a description of a new genus (Amphibia, Bufonidae). Zoological Science, 24, 1159-1166.

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