Tuesday, June 21, 2011

[Herpetology • 2011] Leptobrachium bompu • Blue-eyed Frog from Arunachal Pradesh, India

Leptobrachium bompu

A new species of Megophryidae, Leptobrachium bompu is described from Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh, India. It is a medium sized member of the genus Leptobrachium. In life, the frog is distinguished by the combination of a series of morphological characters from its congeners. Its entirely greyish-blue coloured eyes differentiate the species from all other species in the genus but Leptobrachium waysepuntiense. The morphological comparison is based on a table of 16 characters discriminant in Leptobrachium species.

Key words: Leptobrachium, Leptobrachium bompu, Megophryidae, Eaglenest, description

Sondhi & Ohler (2011) A blue-eyed Leptobrachium (Anura: Megophryidae) from Arunachal Pradesh, India. Zootaxa. 2912: 28-36.: http://mapress.com/zootaxa/2011/f/z02912p036f.pdf