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27 January 2020 Two New Ansonia from Mountains of Borneo (Anura, Bufonidae)
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Two lineages of stream toads in the genus Ansonia from Malaysian Borneo have long been suspected to be specifically distinct on the basis of molecular data. We assessed the taxonomic status of these lineages using morphological and additional genetic data. In mtDNA phylogeny, each lineage—one from Bario, Kelabit Highlands of Sarawak, the other from Mt. Mulu of Sarawak and the Crocker Range of Sabah—is separated from other congeners by large genetic distances, comparable with those observed between heterospecific species in the genus. These lineages are also morphologically distinguishable from other species, and are considered to represent valid, independently evolving species. We therefore describe them as A. kelabitensis sp. nov. and A. kanak sp. nov.

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Masafumi Matsui, Kanto Nishikawa, Koshiro Eto, and Mohamad Yazid Hossman "Two New Ansonia from Mountains of Borneo (Anura, Bufonidae)," Zoological Science 37(1), 91-101, (27 January 2020). https://doi.org/10.2108/zs190078
Received: 14 June 2019; Accepted: 27 August 2019; Published: 27 January 2020
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