Thursday, February 23, 2012

[Herpetology • 2006] Ansonia endauensis • A new species of Ansonia Stoliczka, 1870 (Anura: Bufonidae) from a lowland rainforest in Southern Peninsular Malaysia


Ansonia endauensis 
photo from: http://amphibia.my/

Abstract
A new, lowland species of Ansonia is described from the Endau-Rompin National Park in southern peninsular Malaysia based on having a unique eye color and dual vocal slits, as well as a unique combination of head, body, digit, and color pattern characteristics. This new species is the southernmost member of the genus in continental Asia and emphasizes the importance for additional field work in southern Malaysia.
Key words: Ansonia; Bufonidae; Endau-Rompin; Malaysia




FIG. 1.— Distribution of Ansonia in the Malay Peninsula and adjacent islands.



L. Lee Grismer, 2006: A new species of Ansonia Stoliczka, 1870 (Anura: Bufonidae) from a lowland rainforest in Southern Peninsular Malaysia. Herpetologica, 62 4:466–475

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