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

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.757.24453

publication LSID

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scientific name

Limnonectes limborgi (Sclater, 1892)
status

 

Limnonectes limborgi (Sclater, 1892) 

Description.

A single juvenile, 24.8 mm SVL.

Natural history notes.

Found along forest stream.

General Distribution.

Northwestern Myanmar and adjacent Thailand.

Molecular Data.

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.

Specimens examined.

USNM 586920, USNM 587100, USNM 587305

Red List status.

LC

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).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Amphibia

Order

Anura

Family

Dicroglossidae

Genus

Limnonectes