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Title: Description of a New Species of Limnonectes from Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo (Dicroglossidae, Anura)
Authors: Matsui, Masafumi
Nishikawa, Kanto
Author's alias: 松井, 正文
Keywords: New species
MtDNA phylogeny
Limnonectes laticeps
Issue Date: Aug-2014
Publisher: Herpetological Society of Japan
Journal title: Current Herpetology
Volume: 33
Issue: 2
Start page: 135
End page: 147
Abstract: A Southeast Asian dicroglossid frog, long known as Limnonectes laticeps, has recently been synonymized with L. khasianus. The Bornean population of this species is very divergent acoustically from some conspecific populations from the continent. Furthermore, in the mtDNA phylogeny, the Bornean population is nested in a clade with Bornean populations of the L. kuhlii complex, and not with the continental L. khasianus, which is close to L. tweediei and L. macrognathus. Because the Bornean population is also divergent morphologically from a continental population and the syntypes of Rana laticeps, we describe it as a new species.
Rights: © 2014 by The Herpetological Society of Japan
DOI(Published Version): 10.5358/hsj33.135
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