Taxonomic relationships of Ansonia anotis Inger, Tan, and Yambun, 2001 and Pedostibes maculatus (Mocquard, 1890), with a description of a New Genus (amphibia, bufonidae)

Masafumi, Matsui and Paul Yambun, and Ahmad Sudin, (2007) Taxonomic relationships of Ansonia anotis Inger, Tan, and Yambun, 2001 and Pedostibes maculatus (Mocquard, 1890), with a description of a New Genus (amphibia, bufonidae). Zoological Science, 24 (11). pp. 1159-1166. ISSN 0289-0003

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.2108/zsj.24.1159

Abstract

Examination of types and recently collected specimens revealed that Ansonia anotis Inger, Tan, and Yambun, 2001 and Pedostibes maculatus (Mocquard, 1890), both described from Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, are hardly differentiated morphologically. Analyses of a total of 2,427 bp of the 12S rRNA, tRNA val, and 16S mitochondria! rRNA genes revealed that the two species are very close genetically. Thus A. anotis is regarded as conspecific and is synonymized with P. maculatus. Genetically, this species proved to form a lineage distinct from other bufonids from Southeast Asia, including species of Ansonia and Pedostibes. Because the species has also some unique morphological traits different from known bufonid genera, we propose to establish a new genus for Nectophryne maculata Mocquard, 1890.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Malaysia, Molecular phylogeny, New genus, Sabah, Synonymy
Subjects:?? QL640-669.3 ??
Divisions:SCHOOL > Institute for Tropical Biology and Conservation
ID Code:2850
Deposited By:IR Admin
Deposited On:20 Apr 2011 17:18
Last Modified:18 Feb 2015 11:18

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