Nomenclatural History and Rediscovery of Rhacophorus lateralis Boulenger, 1883 (Amphibia: Rhacophoridae)

Das, I. (2000) Nomenclatural History and Rediscovery of Rhacophorus lateralis Boulenger, 1883 (Amphibia: Rhacophoridae). Current herpetology, 19 (1). pp. 35-40. ISSN 1881-1019

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The poorly known south-west Indian rhacophorid, Rhacophorus lateralis Boulenger, 1883, known from a unique holotype in the BMNH, is redescribed based on two adult females, from South Coorg, Karnataka State, south-western India. The species is listed in recent lists as valid, despite an attempted synonymy with Rhacophorus malabaricus Jerdon, 1870, by Wolf (1936). The species is diagnosed by the following suite of characters: skin of forehead free; dorsum dark brown with a pair of yellow lines that run from the region around the nostrils, over the eyelids, along the sides of the body, terminating in the inguinal region; small adult body size (SVL to 32.8 mm). The species is illustrated for the first time.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rhacophorus lateralis, Nomenclatural history, Rediscovery, Redescription, Western Ghats, India, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history
Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 04 May 2016 02:19
Last Modified: 04 May 2016 02:19

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