Larval identities of Ansonia hanitschi Inger, 1960 (Amphibia: Bufonidae) and Polypedates colletti (Boulenger, 1890) (Amphibia: Rhacophoridae) from East Malaysia (Borneo)

Haas , A. and Das, I. (2008) Larval identities of Ansonia hanitschi Inger, 1960 (Amphibia: Bufonidae) and Polypedates colletti (Boulenger, 1890) (Amphibia: Rhacophoridae) from East Malaysia (Borneo). Salamandra, 44 (2). pp. 85-100. ISSN 0036-3375

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Abstract

We describe the tadpoles of Ansonia hanitschi Inger, 1960 and Polypedates colletti (Boulenger, 1890) from East Malaysia, Borneo. The morphological description is supplemented by photos of living specimens and SEM images of external and internal features. Identification was based on morphological and genetic characters (16S rRNA). The tadpole of A. hanitschi is among the largest tadpoles described for the genus Ansonia from Borneo. This suctorial-rheophilous tadpole has been collected from fast-flowing rocky streams, in association with foaming currents. The tadpole of P. colletti is redescribed due to uncertainties about its identity and lack of photographic evidence in previous descriptions. It is an inhabitant of stagnant waters, living in and on flooded leaf litter accumulations.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak,(UNIMAS)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bufonidae, Rhacophoridae, Ansonia hanitschi, Polypedates colletti, tadpole description, larva, larval morphology, oral disk, 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: 01 Jul 2014 06:40
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2016 03:39
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/3350

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