Taxonomic re-evaluation of the enigmatic Polypedates chlorophthalmus Das, 2005 (Anura: Rhacophoridae) from Gunung Murud, Sarawak, Malaysia (Borneo), a junior synonym of Philautus hosii (Boulenger, 1895)

Dehling, J. Maximilian and Das, Indraneil (2020) Taxonomic re-evaluation of the enigmatic Polypedates chlorophthalmus Das, 2005 (Anura: Rhacophoridae) from Gunung Murud, Sarawak, Malaysia (Borneo), a junior synonym of Philautus hosii (Boulenger, 1895). Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 68. pp. 319-325. ISSN 2345-7600

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Taxonomic re-evaluation of the enigmatic Polypedates chlorophthalmusDas, 2005 (Anura Rhacophoridae) from Gunung Murud, Sarawak, Malaysia (Borneo), a junior synonym of Philautus hosii (Boulenger, 1895).pdf

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Abstract

We re-examined the holotype of Polypedates chlorophthalmus, the only specimen of the species that has ever been collected. Detailed comparison to recently collected specimens of Philautus hosii revealed that the two taxa are identical in general habitus, shape of snout, hands and feet, extent of toe webbing, presence and shape of hand and foot tubercles, size and shape of vomerine teeth, dorsal and ventral colouration and pattern, iris colouration, as well as body size and proportions. We refer Polypedates chlorophthalmus to the synonymy of Philautus hosii.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: taxonomy, synonymisation, tree frog, Gunung Murud, Sarawak, Borneo, unimas, university, universiti, Malaysia, 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: Peter
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2020 01:29
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2020 01:29
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/31219

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