Tuesday, November 24, 2015

[Herpetology • 2015] Ghatixalus magnus • A Novel Third Species of the Western Ghats Endemic Genus Ghatixalus (Anura: Rhacophoridae), with Description of its Tadpole


Ghatixalus magnus Abraham, Mathew, Cyriac, Zachariah, Raju & Zachariah, 2015  

Abstract
The Western Ghats biodiversity hotspot is a recognized center of rhacophorid diversity as demonstrated by several recent studies. The endemic genus Ghatixalus is represented by two species from two separate high-elevation regions within the Ghats. Here, we describe a third species that can be distinguished by morphological and larval characters, as well as by its phylogenetic placement.

Keywords: Amphibia, Rhacophoridae, Ghatixalus, New species, Tadpole, Western Ghats, India









Abraham, Robin K., Jobin K. Mathew, Vivek P. Cyriac, Arun Zachariah, David Raju & Anil Zachariah. 2015. A Novel Third Species of the Western Ghats Endemic Genus Ghatixalus (Anura: Rhacophoridae), with Description of its Tadpole.
 Zootaxa. 4048(1): 101–113.  DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4048.1.6
ResearchGate.net/publication/284458655_A_novel_third_species_of_the_Western_Ghats_endemic_genus_Ghatixalus_(Anura_Rhacophoridae)_with_description_of_its_tadpole


   

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