A new species of Leptolalax (Anura: Megophryidae) from Mizoram, North-eastern India

Sengupta, S. and Sailo, S. and Lalremsanga, H.T and Das, A. and Das, I. (2010) A new species of Leptolalax (Anura: Megophryidae) from Mizoram, North-eastern India. Zootaxa, 2406. pp. 56-68. ISSN 1175-5334 (online)

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A new species of megophryid frog of the genus Leptolalax is described from the Tamdil wetlands of Mizoram State, north-eastern India. L. tamdil new species, is compared with congeners from India and other parts of south-east Asia. The new species is diagnosable in showing the following combination of characters: SVL 32.3 mm in the only male and 31.8 mm in the only female known; dorsum tuberculate; eyelids with tubercles; tympanum and supratympanic fold distinct; supratympanic fold extending to posterior edge of tympanum; macroglands, including preaxillary, pectoral, femoral and ventrolateral glands present; Finger II > I; toe tips not dilated, bearing dermal fringes; relatively long hind limbs, with heels in contact when limbs are held perpendicular to body; dorsum with dark blotches; flanks with small dark blotches; dark tympanic mask present; venter pale; labial bars present and limbs with dark cross-bars.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, (UNIMAS)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Leptolalax tamdil, sp. nov., Megophryidae, Mizoram, north-eastern India, 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: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2014 07:20
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2021 15:09
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/3202

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