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1 December 2011 A New Species of the Fejervarya limnocharis Complex from Japan (Anura, Dicroglossidae)
Hon Tjong Djong, Masafumi Matsui, Mitsuru Kuramoto, Midori Nishioka, Masayuki Sumida
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Abstract

We describe a new species of dicroglossid frog of the Fejervarya limnocharis complex from western Honshu, Japan Mainland. The new species, Fejervarya kawamurai, is genetically closer to F. sakishimensis than to F. limnocharis. It differs from F. sakishimensis by smaller tympanum, head, forelimb, hindlimb, foot, and tibia lengths, all relative to snout-vent length, and from F. multistriata by relatively shorter forelimb, hindlimb, foot, and tibia. From F. limnocharis and F. iskandari, it is differentiated by relatively smaller forelimb, hindlimb, foot, and tibia lengths. Taxonomic problems of Fejervarya populations occurring in Central Ryukyus, continental China, and Taiwan are discussed.

© 2011 Zoological Society of Japan
Hon Tjong Djong, Masafumi Matsui, Mitsuru Kuramoto, Midori Nishioka, and Masayuki Sumida "A New Species of the Fejervarya limnocharis Complex from Japan (Anura, Dicroglossidae)," Zoological Science 28(12), 922-929, (1 December 2011). https://doi.org/10.2108/zsj.28.922
Received: 5 January 2011; Accepted: 17 May 2011; Published: 1 December 2011
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