Limnonectes limborgi (Sclater, 1892)
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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|Limnonectes limborgi (Sclater, 1892)|
A single juvenile, 24.8 mm SVL.
Natural history notes.
Found along forest stream.
Northwestern Myanmar and adjacent Thailand.
We included two individuals, one each from Bago ( USNM 587100) and Mon ( USNM 587305) states. Each specimen was placed in its own COIBIN. These all form a single clade in our combined analysis (Fig. 2). These specimens all form a 16S clade with a large number of L. limborgi from GenBank (GU934334-36, GU934339-48, GU934353-55, and GU934357-65). Our Tanintharyi specimen ( USNM 586920) is at the base of this L. limborgi clade, with a sequence in GenBank (AB981417) from Malaysia and the two are quite different from the rest of the clade that contains specimens from Malaysia and northern Myanmar. The type locality for L. limborgi is the “Tenasserim”, Myanmar. Thus, this clade likely represents multiple species that needs further investigation. Our Tanintharyi specimen represents the closest sampled to the type locality.
USNM 586920, USNM 587100, USNM 587305
Red List status.
Additional Limnonectes .
We sequenced an additional specimen (MBM- USNM-FS 36471) from Mandalay Region and it was placed in a 16S clade with specimens representing a newly described species, L. longchuanensis , from China and northern (Kachin, Chin, and Sagaing) Myanmar ( Suwannapoom et al. 2016).
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