Rediscovery of one of the world's top 10 most wanted 'Lost Frogs' Ansonia latidisca, the Bornean Rainbow Toad, on Gunung Penrissen, Western Sarawak, Borneo

Das, Indraneil and Pui, Yong Min and Ong, Jia Jet Rediscovery of one of the world's top 10 most wanted 'Lost Frogs' Ansonia latidisca, the Bornean Rainbow Toad, on Gunung Penrissen, Western Sarawak, Borneo. [Magazine and Newsletter]

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Abstract

Ansonia latidisca, is an endangered species of tropical bufonid (Inger et al. 2004), currently known from two locations in the northwestern corner of Borneo. Prior to our discovery, this species was known from only three individuals. The holotype, an adult male, was collected by Johann Gottfried Hallier (1868–1932), a botanical assistant at the Buitenzorg (at present Bogor) Herbarium, from the summit of Gunung Damus (Kalimantan, Indonesia), the paratype, a female, taken by Robert Walter Campbell Shelford (1872–1912), entomologist with the Sarawak Museum, from Gunung Penrissen (Sarawak, Malaysia), in addition to a third specimen from the latter locality, collected by Eric Georg Mjöberg (1882–1938), Curator of the Sarawak Museum.

Item Type: Magazine and Newsletter
Uncontrolled Keywords: Frogs, amphibians, species, Ansonia latidisca, Gunung Penrissen (Sarawak, Malaysia), unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2020 04:47
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2020 04:47
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/29487

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