Tuesday, June 2, 2015

[Herpetology • 2013] Philautus kakipanjang • A New Montane Species of Philautus (Anura: Rhacophoridae) from western Sarawak, Malaysia, Borneo

Philautus kakipanjang
Dehling & Dehling, 2013
Western Long-legged Bush Frog 


A new species of Philautus is described from western Sarawak. The new species was collected in lower montane forest in two national parks in Sarawak and recorded from another park. It differs from its congeners by a unique combination of morphological characters, including a long, acuminate snout, long legs, and comparatively extensive toe webbing. The advertisement call of the new species differs from all calls of other species that have been analyzed so far. Comparison of the mitochondrial 16S rRNA gene sequence corroborates its distinct specific status.

Keywords: Philautus kakipanjang sp. n., Kubah National Park, Gunung Gading, Gunung Santubong, Gunung Serapi, taxonomy, bioacoustics, DNA barcoding

Maximilian Dehling and Matthias Dehling. 2013. A New Montane Species of Philautus (Amphibia: Anura: Rhacophoridae) from western Sarawak, Malaysia, Borneo. Zootaxa. 3986:277-288. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3686.2.8