Jayaditya PURKAYASTHA and Masafumi MATSUI.A New Species of Fejervarya (Anura: Dicroglossidae) from Mawphlang, Northeastern India[J].Asian Herpetological Research(AHR),2012,3(1):31-37.[doi:10.3724/SP.J.1245.2012.00031]
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A New Species of Fejervarya (Anura: Dicroglossidae) from Mawphlang, Northeastern India
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A New Species of Fejervarya (Anura: Dicroglossidae) from Mawphlang, Northeastern India
Jayaditya PURKAYASTHA1 2 3* and Masafumi MATSUI4
1 Department of Zoology, Arya Vidyapeeth College, Guwahati 781016, Assam, India
2 South Point School, Guwahati 781018, Assam, India
3 Help Earth, Guwahati 781007, Assam, India
4 Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, Kyoto, 6068501, Japan
new species Fejervarya Amphibia Anura Mawphlang India
A new Dicroglossid species is described from Mawphlang, Meghalaya, northeastern India. The new species differs from all the congeners occurring in this region in body size and call characteristics. It is larger than Fejervarya syhadrensis and F. nepalensis, but smaller than F. teraiensis. It overlaps F. pierrei in snout-vent length, but clearly differs from it in advertisement call, with much shorter note duration, much longer inter note interval, and much lower dominant frequency. Paucity of genetic information and underestimation of species diversity in this region are discussed.


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