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1 March 2009 A New Species of Fanged Frog, Genus Limnonectes (Amphibia: Anura: Dicroglossidae) from Southeast Mindanao Island, Philippines
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A new species of fanged frog (genus Limnonectes) is described from Davao Del Norte Province, eastern Mindanao Island, Philippines. The new species can be diagnosed on the basis of external morphology, with notable diagnostic features being its moderately large size (79.6 and 84.3 mm SVL for two males and 69.3 mm SVL for the single available female specimen), the possession of white-tipped dorsal asperities, arrangement of asperities into distinct circular clusters throughout the skin of the dorsum, a completely visible tympanum, fully webbed feet, and moderately large odontoid processes of the lower jaw. Discovery of the new species emphasizes the degree to which the biodiversity of the Mindanao Faunal Region currently is misunderstood.

Cameron D. Siler, John D. McVay, Arvin C. Diesmos, and Rafe M. Brown "A New Species of Fanged Frog, Genus Limnonectes (Amphibia: Anura: Dicroglossidae) from Southeast Mindanao Island, Philippines," Herpetologica 65(1), (1 March 2009). https://doi.org/10.1655/08-041R1.1
Accepted: 17 February 2009; Published: 1 March 2009
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