Sunday, February 26, 2012

[Herpetology • 2012] Ansonia thinthinae | Tanintharyi Stream Toad • A new species of Ansonia (Anura: Bufonidae) from northern Tanintharyi Division, southern Myanmar



Abstract
A new species of Ansonia is described from northern Tanintharyi Division, Myanmar. The new species is the first record of Ansonia from Myanmar. It is phylogenetically most closely related to A. kraensis at the Isthmus of Kra, Thailand, but can be distinguished from A. kraensis and all other species of Ansonia from Thailand and the Malay Peninsula by a combination of several morphological characters and dorsal and ventral color patterns.
Key words: Ansonia thinthinae, A. kraensis, stream toad, molecular phylogenetic analysis


Wilkinson J.A., Sellas A.B., Vindum J.V. 2012: A new species of Ansonia (Anura: Bufonidae) from northern Tanintharyi Division, Myanmar. Zootaxa. 3163: 54-58. http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2012/f/z03163p068f.pdf

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