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1 October 2015 A New Species of Meristogenys (Anura: Ranidae) from Sarawak, Borneo
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A cryptic Bornean torrent frog of the genus Meristogenys, which is divergent genetically and morphologically from all known congeners, is described from mountain streams of western Sarawak, East Malaysia (Borneo). The species occurs sympatrically with the type species of the genus, M. jerboa, but apparently differs from it in adult coloration and larval morphology, such as keratodont formulae and glands in tail fins. Females of the new species possess much larger and fewer eggs than in sympatric M. jerboa, suggesting significantly different reproductive traits between these species. A key to larvae of known species of the genus is provided.

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Tomohiko Shimada, Masafumi Matsui, Kanto Nishikawa, and Koshiro Eto "A New Species of Meristogenys (Anura: Ranidae) from Sarawak, Borneo," Zoological Science 32(5), 474-484, (1 October 2015). https://doi.org/10.2108/zs140289
Received: 20 December 2014; Accepted: 1 June 2015; Published: 1 October 2015
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