Fejervarya sp. 'hp2' (Clade 21 of Kotaki et al. 2010)

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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Fejervarya sp. 'hp2' (Clade 21 of Kotaki et al. 2010)


Fejervarya sp. 'hp2' (Clade 21 of Kotaki et al. 2010)  


Medium-sized morph, adult females (7) 41.1-55.3 mm, adult males (16) 38.5-45.0 mm SVL.

Natural history notes.

These frogs occur in a variety of human-modified habitats from drainage ditch to rice fields. All females are gravid and bear a mix of pigmented ova and small developing follicles, although only one had a full complement of pigmented ova. Presumably the other females had bred and deposited about half of their mature ova.

General Distribution.

Western Thailand, Bangkok to Mae Hong Son and Three Pagoda Pass, to Yangon, Bago, and Tanintharyi, Myanmar.

Molecular Data.

In addition to the specimens collected in Tanintharyi, we sequenced three other individuals from Magway ( USNM 587309), Yangon (MBM-JBS 19825), and Bago ( USNM 587079). Our specimens were placed into two COIBINs, one containing all of the Tanintharyi specimens, and one containing the rest. The Tanintharyi specimens were placed in a pre-existing BIN (ACT3129) identified as F. triora   . The specimens in that BIN do not appear to be publicly available, though they appear to be from Grosjean et al. (2015b). The other BIN (ADG3054) comprising our Magway, Yangon, and Bago specimens is novel. Our specimens were placed in a 16S clade with a specimen identified as Fejervarya limnocharis   hp2, Clade 21 from Thailand (AB277299, Kotaki et al. 2010), as well as another specimen identified as Fejervarya limnocharis   (AB162444, Sumida et al. 2007), and specimens identified as F. triora   ( Grosjean et al. 2015b, KR827756-61), all from Thailand. One of the paratypes of F. triora   (FMNH 266160), an additional specimen (FMNH 266337) from the type description (DQ860094-95, Stuart et al. 2006b), and a third individual (AB488883) identified as F. triora   are placed elsewhere in the phylogeny (Suppl. material 1: Fig. 3). Thus, it appears the specimens from Grosjean et al. (2015b) appear to be mis-identified, including the COIBINBOLD:ACT3129. We refer to this clade as "Fejervarya sp. hp2," belonging to the ‘hp2,’ Clade 21 of Kotaki et al. (2010).


Our material extends the range of this clade from Mae Hong Son and Bangkok, Thailand to the Tanintharyi, Myanmar.

Specimens examined.

MBM-JBS 19825, USNM 587079, USNM 587309, USNM 587313, USNM 586880-903.

Red List status.

NE (Not Evaluated).