A new species of Polypedates (Anura: Rhacophoridae) from Gunung Murud, Sarawak (Northwestern Borneo)

Das, I. (2005) A new species of Polypedates (Anura: Rhacophoridae) from Gunung Murud, Sarawak (Northwestern Borneo). The Raffles Bulletin Of Zoology, 53 (2). pp. 265-270. ISSN 2345-7600

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Abstract

A new species of rhacophorid of the genus Polypedates is described from Gunung Murud, Sarawak State, north-western Borneo. Polypedates chlorophthalmus, new species is compared with congeners from Borneo and other parts of southeast Asia. The new species is diagnosable in showing the following combination of characters: SVL 62.1 mm in the unique holotype; snout rounded, not projecting beyond mandible; head slightly wider than long; canthus rostralis sloping; no dermal flap along forearm; supracloacal fold absent; skin not co-ossified to cranial bones, median lingual process absent; supratympanic fold distinct; dorsum brown, with a thin dark gray line at back of forehead, nearly converging at the axilla, lacking dark lines; lower flanks and anterior edge of thighs with dark blotches; throat with dark pigmentation; and iris bright green.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Polypedates, new species, Polypedates chlorophthalmus, Rhacophoridae, systematics, new species, Borneo, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 03 May 2016 04:18
Last Modified: 03 May 2016 04:18
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/11751

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