Tuesday, December 30, 2014

[Herpetology • 2014] Polypedates pseudotilophus • A New Species of Polypedates (Amphibia: Anura) from Sumatra, Indonesia

Katak Bertanduk | Polypedates pseudotilophus 
Matsui, Hamidy & Kuraishi. 2014

A rhacophorid tree frog from Sumatra that was once identified as Polypedates otilophus (Boulenger, 1893) is sufficiently divergent genetically and morphologically from topotypic specimens from Borneo as to be recognized as a distinct species. It is herein described as Polypedates pseudotilophus sp. nov. Th e Sumatran frogs can be distinguished easily from the Bornean population by the possession of a much more weakly developed supratympanic bony crest, smoother dorsal skin, and a large, hourglass-shaped dark marking, instead of longitudinal stripes on the dorsum.

Key Words: Cryptic species, Polypedates otilophus, Polypedates pseudotilophus sp. nov., Sumatra, taxonomy, Indonesia.

Masafumi Matsui, Amir Hamidy and Norihiro Kuraishi. 2014. A New Species of Polypedates from Sumatra, Indonesia (Amphibia: Anura).
Species Diversity.
19: 1–7. DOI: 10.12782/sd.19.1.001

Katak "Bertanduk" hingga Begonia Batak, "Harta Karun"
Indonesia yang Terungkap Tahun 2014  http://kom.ps/AFpAiy