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Title: A New Species of Leptobrachium from the Kelabit Highland, Northwestern Borneo (Anura, Megophryidae)
Authors: Hamidy, Amir
Matsui, Masafumi
Author's alias: 松井, 正文
Keywords: Leptobrachium abbotti
Leptobrachium montanum
cryptic species
Issue Date: Feb-2014
Publisher: Herpetological Society of Japan
Journal title: Current Herpetology
Volume: 33
Issue: 1
Start page: 57
End page: 67
Abstract: Four species of endemic Leptobrachium are known from Borneo, two lowland species L. kanowitense and L. abbotti, a montane species L. montanum, and a highland species L. gunungense. Of these, both L. montanum and L. abotti were found to contain several cryptic species by recent molecular studies. The population from Bario, Kelabit Highland of Sarawak, is one such cryptic species and was once called Lineage 2 of L. abbotti. Our morphological survey on this population proved that it has characteristics distinct from all other congeners, and therefore, we describe the Bario population as a new species, Leptobrachium kantonishikawai sp. nov. The new species is distinguished from putative topotypes of L. montanum and L. abbotti, as well as from L. gunungense by having a grayish brown abdomen, usually vermiculated, although sometimes spotted or blotched with white, and some unique morphometric characteristics.
Rights: © 2014 by The Herpetological Society of Japan
DOI(Published Version): 10.5358/hsj.33.57
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