Polypedates leucomystax (Gravenhorst, 1829), Gravenhorst, 1829

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: 12

publication ID

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

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scientific name

Polypedates leucomystax (Gravenhorst, 1829)
status

 

Polypedates leucomystax (Gravenhorst, 1829)  

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Material examined. MNHN 2003.3406 (adult female; SVL 68.1 mm), Bayur, Province of Sumatera Barat, elev. 500 m; other specimens observed in Maninjau, Lubuksao, and, Lubukbasung, Province of Sumatera Barat.

Taxonomic comments. The species was originally described from Java. It has a very large distribution and clearly needs taxonomic revision ( Yu et al. 2008). The specimen from Sumatra falls morphologically clearly into this species ( Inger 1966).

Distribution on Sumatra. Present all over Sumatra.

Biology. Rather common in forested areas, in plantations, and near human habitations. Specimens were often observed by night, sometimes in daytime, either on the ground or perched. Observed in August with foam nest, and in November.

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Amphibia

Order

Anura

Family

Rhacophoridae

Genus

Polypedates