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1 August 2014 Description of a New Species of Limnonectes from Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo (Dicroglossidae, Anura)
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A Southeast Asian dicroglossid frog, long known as Limnonectes laticeps, has recently been synonymized with L. khasianus. The Bornean population of this species is very divergent acoustically from some conspecific populations from the continent. Furthermore, in the mtDNA phylogeny, the Bornean population is nested in a clade with Bornean populations of the L. kuhlii complex, and not with the continental L. khasianus, which is close to L. tweediei and L. macrognathus. Because the Bornean population is also divergent morphologically from a continental population and the syntypes of Rana laticeps, we describe it as a new species.

© 2014 by The Herpetological Society of Japan
Masafumi Matsui and Kanto Nishikawa "Description of a New Species of Limnonectes from Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo (Dicroglossidae, Anura)," Current Herpetology 33(2), 135-147, (1 August 2014). https://doi.org/10.5358/hsj.33.135
Accepted: 1 July 2014; Published: 1 August 2014
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