Microhyla fissipes Boulenger, 1884
Mulcahy, Daniel G., Lee, Justin L., Miller, Aryeh H., Chand, Mia, Thura, Myint Kyaw & Zug, George R., 2018, Filling the BINs of life: Report of an amphibian and reptile survey of the Tanintharyi (Tenasserim) Region of Myanmar, with DNA barcode data, ZooKeys 757, pp. 85-152: 85
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|Microhyla fissipes Boulenger, 1884|
Adult females (n = 3) 24.6-28.3 mm, adult males (n = 3) 25.9-27.0 mm SVL.
Natural history notes.
Based on our limited sampling, this species appears to have been the most abundant of the breeding Microhyla in the flooded fields.
Southern and central China, Myanmar and Southeast Asia to Singapore.
We sequenced other individuals from Sagaing ( USNM 520349), Mandalay ( USNM 587159), Magway ( USNM 587166), Bago ( USNM 587110), and Yangon (MBM-JBS 19916). These latter specimens were all placed in a single COIBIN, our Tanintharyi specimens were placed in a separate COIBIN. Based on 16S data, the northern Myanmar samples were similar to our Tanintharyi specimens; all were place in a 16S clade with other specimens in GenBank identified as M. fissipes , M. ornata , M. mukhlesuri , and M. mymensinghensis . The latter species formed a clade nested within the greater M. fissipes clade, which may be an artifact of limited data (only 16S). Microhyla ornata sequences from GenBank were nested throughout this clade (see comment below).
Microhyla fissipes was recently resurrected ( Matsui et al. 2011) for populations ranging in Myanmar, Indochina, and China previously recognized as M. ornata . Microhyla ornata is now restricted to southern India and Sri Lanka. While we are using the name M. fissipes , we recognize that Myanmar and Indo-China populations are a different species than the eastern China ones from which the holotype of M. fissipes derives; however, no systematist has yet sorted out the taxonomy of these more western Southeast Asian populations.
USNM 586949-954, USNM 520349, USNM 587159, USNM 587166, USNM 587110.
Red List status.
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