Limnonectes

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: 9

publication ID

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

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03D087F8-FF9B-FF8E-AADD-FC20FB33F994

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scientific name

Limnonectes
status

 

Limnonectes   sp.

( Fig. 4 View FIGURE 4 a)

Material examined. MNHN 2003.3405 (young male; SVL 57.1 mm), Bayur, Province of Sumatera Barat, elev. 480– 500 m.

Taxonomic comments. The specimen is a young male with distinct tubercles on back and variegated color pattern; webbing large, incurved, and leaving one phalange of toe IV free. It cannot be keyed out to any of the species occurring in Sumatra nor to an other species of the genus. It is different from all taxa of the Limnonectes kuhlii   group ( Dubois 1987) and the species described recently as close to them by its reduced webbing and enlarged toe pads. It is larger than all species of the Limnonectes microdiscus   group. It is close to the Limnonectes grunniens   group as it has reduced webbing, no dorsolateral folds and a rather large size. It has quite a particular dorsal pattern as most other species of the L. grunniens   group have a quite uniform dorsal color. A similar dorsal pattern can be found in some L. melasianus   , but not in other species of this group. A single young male is available and for taxonomic assessment and recognition of its taxonomic statuts a larger sample would be needed.

Biology. Found on the road near Bayur. It was active during a rainy night of August.

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Amphibia

Order

Anura

Family

Dicroglossidae