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1 August 2017 A New Species of Pelophryne from Western Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo (Anura, Bufonidae)
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A new small, semi-arboreal toad of the genus Pelophryne is described from western Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo, on the basis of molecular and morphological evidence. Of the two morphotypes recognized in the genus, the new species belongs to the one in which the tips of the fingers are expanded into truncate discs. Among the species in the morphotype, the new species is most similar to P. murudensis, but differs from it by body size, relative hindlimb length, and dorsal coloration. The new species is currently known only from a limited area on Gunung (= Mt.) Penrissen, and future measures of its habitat conservation are necessary.

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Masafumi Matsui, Kanto Nishikawa, Koshiro Eto, and Mohamad Yazid Bin Hossman "A New Species of Pelophryne from Western Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo (Anura, Bufonidae)," Zoological Science 34(4), 345-350, (1 August 2017). https://doi.org/10.2108/zs170008
Received: 17 January 2017; Accepted: 1 March 2017; Published: 1 August 2017
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