First record of the tree-frog genus Chiromantis from Borneo with the description of a new species (Amphibia: Rhacophoridae)

Masafumi Matsui, and Tomohiko Shimada, and Ahmad Sudin, (2014) First record of the tree-frog genus Chiromantis from Borneo with the description of a new species (Amphibia: Rhacophoridae). Zoological Science, 31 (1). pp. 45-41. ISSN 2890003

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Abstract

We record a tree frog of the genus Chiromantis for the first time from outside the Southeast Asian continent and describe it as a new species, Chiromantis inexpectatus. The new species from the Malaysian state of Sabah, Borneo, is a small-sized Chiromantis (male snout-vent length ca. 22 mm), and is distinguished from all other members of the genus by the combination of the following morphological characteristics: dark stripes absent, but dark spots present on dorsum; a dark-brown lateral band present from snout tip to half of body, bordered ventrally by white stripe; third and fourth fingers less than half webbed; third finger disk wider than tympanum diameter; and inner metatarsal tubercle present. Significance of findings of this species from Borneo Island, as well as phylogeny and breeding habit of the genus Chiromantis, are briefly discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chiromantis inexpectatus, mitochondrial phylogeny, Southeast Asia, taxonomy, zoogeography
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Depositing User: MDM FAUZIAH MATSIN
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2014 01:42
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2017 01:19
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/9365

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