A new species of kaloula (anura: microhylidae) from north-eastern India

Das, I. and Sengupta, S. and Ahmed, M. Firoz and Dutta, S. (2004) A new species of kaloula (anura: microhylidae) from north-eastern India. Hamadryad, 29 (1). pp. 101-109. ISSN 0972-205X

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A new species of microhylid of the genus Kaloula is described from Assam and Arunachal Pradesh states, north-east India. Kaloula assamensis new species, is compared with congeners from south and south-east Asia. The new species is diagnosable in showing the following combination of characters: SVL up to 38.0 mm; tympanum not externally visible; choanae rounded, moderately large, at anterolateral edge of palate, separated by a distance greater than twice their length; postnarial ridges across palate not curving backwards towards inner edge of choanae; finger tips slightly dilated; subarticular tubercles prominent, rounded; webbing on pes to level of distal subarticular tubercles, except on toe IV, where it is to the medial tubercle, reaching tips of all toes as a narrow sheath; toe tips slightly rounded; supernumerary tubercle at base of each digit of manus; tarsus smooth, lacking folds; supratympanic fold extends from posterior edge of eye to above insertion of forelimbs; lateral glandular flank ridge absent; abdomen coarsely granular; pale brown dorsally, with a dark-edged bright yellow vertebral stripe, commencing from tip of snout and terminating near vent, where it becomes less distinct; a dark-edged broad dark brown lateral stripes, commencing from the postocular region, and extending to inguinal region; stratified colouration on posterior face of thighs and flanks; and light pericloacal ring present.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Kaloula, new species, Kaloula assamensis, Microhylidae, systematics, new species, India,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: 29 Apr 2016 02:15
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2016 02:15
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/11675

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