Microhyla berdmorei (Blyth, 1856), Blyth, 1856

Teynié, Alexandre, David, Patrick & Ohler, Annemarie, 2010, Note on a collection of Amphibians and Reptiles from Western Sumatra (Indonesia), with the description of a new species of the genus Bufo, Zootaxa 2416, pp. 1-43: 8

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.194395

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Microhyla berdmorei (Blyth, 1856)
status

 

Microhyla berdmorei (Blyth, 1856)  

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Material examined. MNHN 2003.3374 (sex and age not observable, SVL 15.0 mm; specimen in poor condition), Lake Maninjau, Province of Sumatera Barat, elev. about 900 m; MNHN 2003.3375 (sex unknown; SVL 14.9 mm; specimen in very bad condition of preservation, so stage and sex allocation are not possible), Lake Maninjau, Province of Sumatera Barat, elev. about 850 m.

Taxonomic comments. This species can be recognized by its very long tibia (651–667 ‰ of SVL), large webbing and distinctly enlarged toe tips.

Distribution on Sumatra. Provinces of Aceh, Sumatera Utara; new for Sumatera Barat.

Biology. A single adult and numerous tadpoles, some in metamorphosis phase, were observed at daytime in November. Specimens were found in a pond located at the edge of a forest in a marsh on the slopes of hills bordering the eastern shore of Lake Maninjau. The diurnal activity of youngs was also observed in this species in Bokeo Province ( Laos) (Ohler, unpublished data).

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Amphibia

Order

Anura

Family

Microhylidae

Genus

Microhyla