Microhyla fissipes Boulenger, 1884

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

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scientific name

Microhyla fissipes Boulenger, 1884
status

 

Microhyla fissipes Boulenger, 1884 

Description.

Adult females (n = 3) 24.6-28.3 mm, adult males (n = 3) 25.9-27.0 mm SVL.

Natural history notes.

Based on our limited sampling, this species appears to have been the most abundant of the breeding Microhyla  in the flooded fields.

General Distribution.

Southern and central China, Myanmar and Southeast Asia to Singapore.

Molecular Data.

We sequenced other individuals from Sagaing ( USNM 520349), Mandalay ( USNM 587159), Magway ( USNM 587166), Bago ( USNM 587110), and Yangon (MBM-JBS 19916). These latter specimens were all placed in a single COIBIN, our Tanintharyi specimens were placed in a separate COIBIN. Based on 16S data, the northern Myanmar samples were similar to our Tanintharyi specimens; all were place in a 16S clade with other specimens in GenBank identified as M. fissipes  , M. ornata  , M. mukhlesuri  , and M. mymensinghensis  . The latter species formed a clade nested within the greater M. fissipes  clade, which may be an artifact of limited data (only 16S). Microhyla ornata  sequences from GenBank were nested throughout this clade (see comment below).

Comments.

Microhyla fissipes  was recently resurrected ( Matsui et al. 2011) for populations ranging in Myanmar, Indochina, and China previously recognized as M. ornata  . Microhyla ornata  is now restricted to southern India and Sri Lanka. While we are using the name M. fissipes  , we recognize that Myanmar and Indo-China populations are a different species than the eastern China ones from which the holotype of M. fissipes  derives; however, no systematist has yet sorted out the taxonomy of these more western Southeast Asian populations.

Specimens examined.

USNM 586949-954, USNM 520349, USNM 587159, USNM 587166, USNM 587110.

Red List status.

LC.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Amphibia

Order

Anura

Family

Microhylidae

Genus

Microhyla