Kaloula latidisca Chan, Grismer & Brown, 2014

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

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:559E4F4F-7C35-4380-89D5-BA42A5D38004

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scientific name

Kaloula latidisca Chan, Grismer & Brown, 2014
status

 

Kaloula latidisca Chan, Grismer & Brown, 2014 

Description.

Immature female 41.6 mm SVL.

Natural history notes.

This single individual was found in a field near the village.

General Distribution.

Tanintharyi, Myanmar to northern peninsular Malaysia.

Molecular Data.

Our individual was placed at the base of a 16S clade containing many other specimens in GenBank, some labeled K. baleata  (AB634687, KC822570, KM509153) and many others labeled K.  sp. from Palawan, Peninsular Malaysia, Sulawesi, and Vietnam. Two other individuals in GenBank identified as K. baleata  (KC179969, KC180032) were placed elsewhere in the tree with other specimens identified as K.  sp. from Vietnam. These sequences are from a study focused on the Philippine Archipelago ( Blackburn et al. 2013), in which these new species in the K. baleata  complex were identified, each from Vietnam, Peninsular Malaysia, Palawan, and Sulawesi, and K. baleata  was restricted to Java. The Tanintharyi specimen is at the base of the 16S clade (with the addition of 12S data, GenBank MG944815) containing the Palawan, Peninsular Malaysia, Sulawesi specimens, and the Vietnam specimens are elsewhere in the tree. Chan et al. (2013) described the Vietnam specimens as K. indochinensis  , and Chan et al. (2014) described the Peninsular Malaysian specimens as K. latidisca.  Given the geographic proximity, the Tanintharyi specimen likely represents K. latidisca  , which could be confirmed with additional sequence data. We note one individual from the Blackburn et al. (2013) study (TNHC 67086) identified as K.  sp. nov. Vietnam, but is here placed in the K. baleata  sensu stricto clade. This specimen is actually from Java, thus incorrectly labelled in the 2013 study.

Specimen examined.

USNM 586944.

Red List status.

NE.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Amphibia

Order

Anura

Family

Microhylidae

Genus

Kaloula