Kaloula pulchra (Gray, 1831)

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

Kaloula pulchra (Gray, 1831)
status

 

Kaloula pulchra (Gray, 1831) 

Description.

Immature female 52.8, immature male 52.9 mm SVL.

Natural history notes.

Both individuals were collected from the border of a hotel’s parking lot in Myeik.

General Distribution.

Widespread, northeast India and Bangladesh to southern China and Thailand southward through Thai-Malay Peninsula to Greater Sunda Islands.

Molecular Data.

We sequenced other individuals from Sagaing ( USNM 520322, USNM 520326, USNM 523967), Mandalay (MBM- USNM-FS 36482), Bago (MBM- USNM-FS 35512), and Yangon (MBM-JBS 19849). Our specimens were placed into three COI BINS, one for the Bago specimen, one for the Sagaing and Mandalay specimens, and one of our Tanintharyi specimens ( USNM 586946) was placed in a BIN with the Sagaing and Mandalay specimens, and the other ( USNM 586945) was placed a BIN with the Yangon specimen. This BIN contains nine individuals from Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and Myanmar. Other specimens in BOLD identified as K. pulchra  are placed in a different BIN, but these records are not publicly available. This variable placement suggests significant genetic variation in this group and likely indicates a species complex. Our specimens were all similar to one another based on 16S data and were placed in a 16S clade with many other individuals in GenBank identified as K. pulchra  .

Specimens examined.

USNM 586945-46, USNM 520322, USNM 520326, USNM 523967

Red List status.

LC.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Amphibia

Order

Anura

Family

Microhylidae

Genus

Kaloula