A new species of kalophrynus (Amphibia, Anura, Microhylidae) from Southern Peninsular Malaysia

Masafumi Matsui, Kanto Nishikawa, Daicus M. Belabut, Norhayati Ahmad, Hoi Sen Yong

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Abstract

A new microhylid, Kalophrynus limbooliati sp. nov., is described from the state of Johor, in the southern part of Peninsular Malaysia. Morphologically, the new species differs from all known congeners in the combination of medium body size; short fourth finger; two subarticular tubercles on fourth finger and none on the fifth toe; presence of light lateral stripe and dark inguinal spot; absence of nuptial pads and outer metatarsal tubercles. Acoustically, the new species clearly differs from all congeners whose calls have been reported, and resembles a syntopic ranid Hylarana laterimaculata with a long series of high-pitched whistle like notes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38-46
Number of pages9
JournalZootaxa
Issue number3155
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jan 2012

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Microhylidae

Keywords

  • Advertisement call
  • Cryptic species
  • Kalophrynus
  • New species
  • Southeast Asia
  • Taxonomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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Matsui, M., Nishikawa, K., Belabut, D. M., Ahmad, N., & Yong, H. S. (2012). A new species of kalophrynus (Amphibia, Anura, Microhylidae) from Southern Peninsular Malaysia. Zootaxa, (3155), 38-46.

A new species of kalophrynus (Amphibia, Anura, Microhylidae) from Southern Peninsular Malaysia. / Matsui, Masafumi; Nishikawa, Kanto; Belabut, Daicus M.; Ahmad, Norhayati; Yong, Hoi Sen.

In: Zootaxa, No. 3155, 10.01.2012, p. 38-46.

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Matsui, M, Nishikawa, K, Belabut, DM, Ahmad, N & Yong, HS 2012, 'A new species of kalophrynus (Amphibia, Anura, Microhylidae) from Southern Peninsular Malaysia', Zootaxa, no. 3155, pp. 38-46.
Matsui, Masafumi ; Nishikawa, Kanto ; Belabut, Daicus M. ; Ahmad, Norhayati ; Yong, Hoi Sen. / A new species of kalophrynus (Amphibia, Anura, Microhylidae) from Southern Peninsular Malaysia. In: Zootaxa. 2012 ; No. 3155. pp. 38-46.
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