Saturday, February 28, 2015

[Herpetology • 2014] Kaloula latidisca | อึ่งอ่างมลายู | Wide-Disked Narrow-mouthed Frog • Reappraisal of the Javanese Bullfrog complex, Kaloula baleata (Müller, 1836) (Anura: Microhylidae), reveals A New Species from Peninsular Malaysia


อึ่งอ่างมลายู | Wide-Disked Narrow-mouthed Frog
Kaloula latidisca Chan, Grismer & Brown, 2014

Kaloula latidisca Chan, Grismer & Brown, 2014
DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3900.4.7

Abstract

A new species of Narrow-mouthed frog of the genus Kaloula is described from northern Peninsular Malaysia. Kaloula latidisca sp. nov. is genetically and morphologically most similar to K. baleata and K. indochinensis but differs from those and other congeners by the unique combination of the following characters: (1) adult males SVL 49.2–56.2 mm (x̅=53.5 ± 3.0; N=4); (2) finger tips expanded into large, transversely expanded discs (disc width 2.8–3.1 mm, x̅=3.0 ± 0.1); (3) inner metatarsal tubercle large, oval, distinctly raised, slightly shorter than first toe; (4) three subarticular tubercles on fourth toe; (5) toe webbing formula: I 1–2 II 1–3 III 2–3.5 IV 4–2 V; and (6) yellow to orange irregularly shaped patch on the axillary, inguinal and posterior region of thigh.

Keywords: morphology, multivariate, statistics, systematics, taxonomy




Chan, Kin O., L. L. Grismer & Rafe M. Brown. 2014. Reappraisal of the Javanese Bullfrog complex, Kaloula baleata (Müller, 1836) (Amphibia: Anura: Microhylidae), reveals A New Species from Peninsular Malaysia.
Zootaxa. 3900(4): 569–580. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3900.4.7

Pauwels, O.S.G., Ohler, A., Dubois, A. & Nabhitabhata, J. 2000. Kaloula baleata (Müller, 1836) (Anura: Microhylidae), an addition to the batrachofauna of Thailand. Natural History Bulletin of the Siam Society. 47, 261–263. siamese-heritage.org/NHBSSpdf/vol041-050/NHBSS_047_2o_Pauwels_KaloulaBaleataMul.pdf

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