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Zootaxa. 2014 Feb 12;3764:427-40. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3764.4.3.

A new species of upland Stream Toad of the genus Ansonia Stoliczka, 1870 (Anura: Bufonidae) from northeastern Peninsular Malaysia.

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  • 1Biodiversity Institute and Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas 66045-7561, USA.; Email: chanko@ku.edu.
  • 2Department of Biology, Brigham Young University, 150 East Bulldog Boulevard, Provo, Utah 84602 USA; Email: unknown.
  • 3School of Biological Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Minden, Penang, Malaysia Center for Marine and Coastal Studies, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Minden, Penang, Malaysia; Email: unknown.
  • 4Centre for Drug Research, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Penang, Malaysia; Email: unknown.
  • 5School of Biological Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Minden, Penang, Malaysia; Email: unknown.
  • 6Department of Biology, La Sierra University, 4500 Riverwalk Parkway, Riverside, California 92515 USA; Email: unknown.

Abstract

A new species of Ansonia is described based on genetic and morphological differentiation. Ansonia lumut sp. nov. is most closely related to three other Peninsular Malaysian species, A. penangensis, A. malayana, and A. jeetsukumarani but differs from these and other congeners by at least 6.9% sequence divergence at the 12S, 16S rRNA and t-RNA-val genes and the following combination of morphological characters: (1) SVL 21.0-23.6 mm in males, 27.7-31.6 mm in females; (2) first finger shorter than second; (3) interorbital and tarsal ridges absent; (4) light interscapular spot absent; (5) presence of large, yellow rictal tubercle; (6) dorsum black with greenish-yellow reticulations; (7) flanks with small yellow spots; (8) fore and hind limbs with yellow cross-bars; and (9) venter light gray with fine, white spotting.

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