New Species of Nyctibatrachus (Anura: Ranidae) from Castle Rock, Karnataka State, Southwest India

Das, I. and Kunte, Krushnamegh (2005) New Species of Nyctibatrachus (Anura: Ranidae) from Castle Rock, Karnataka State, Southwest India. Journal of Herpetology, 39 (3). pp. 465-470. ISSN 0022-1511

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A new species of ranid frog of the genusNyctibatrachusis described from Castle Rock,Karnataka State, Southwest India. The new species is compared with all known congeners and is diagnosedby the following combination of characters: head wider than long; snout projecting beyond mouth;supratympanic fold poorly defined; webbing on toes reaching base of disks except on Toe IV, where it reachesdistal subarticular tubercle; tips of digits on fingers and toes flattened to form disks with distinct groovesseparating dorsum of disks from venter; and femoral gland present. The largest specimen in the type serieshas a snout-vent length of 43.2 mm.Nyctibatrachus hussainiKrishnamurthy, Reddy and Gururaja, 2001, isshown to be an invalid nomen, for lack of typification.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nyctibatrachus, Anura, Ranidae, Castle Rock, Karnataka State, Southwest India, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
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 02:22
Last Modified: 03 May 2016 02:22

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