A New Species of Rana from the Terai of Nepal

Das, Indraneil (1998) A New Species of Rana from the Terai of Nepal. Journal of Herpetology, 32 (2). pp. 223-229. ISSN 0022-1511

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Abstract

new species of Rana is described from the terai region of Nepal on the basis of three specimens. The new species is diagnosable from known congeners in possessing the following characteristics: head longer than wide; tympanum rounded, smaller than orbit diameter; supratympanic fold absent; finger I longer than finger II; a series of large, flat glands on lateral aspect of body; broad webbing on toe IV to penultimate subarticular tubercle, reaching tip of toes as a narrow sheath; tips of digits flattened to form disks with distinct circummarginal grooves separating dorsum of disks from ventrum; tibia length/snout-vent length ratio 47.23-54.15; and absence of humeral gland on forelimb of males. The snout-vent length range shown by the type series is 30.4-32.5 mm.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Reptiles, species, herpetology, holotypes, 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 > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2019 08:23
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2019 08:23
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/24365

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