A new dwarf forest toad (Amphibia : Bufonidae : Nectophrynoides) from the Ukaguru Mountains, Tanzania

Menegon, Michele and Salvidio, Sebastiano and Ngalason, Wilirk and Loader, Simon P.. (2007) A new dwarf forest toad (Amphibia : Bufonidae : Nectophrynoides) from the Ukaguru Mountains, Tanzania. Zootaxa, 1541. pp. 31-40.

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A new species of Nectophrynoides from the Ukaguru Mountains, Eastern Arc Mountains Tanzania, is described. The new species is diagnosed by the presence of large prominent spines with keratinized tips, positioned on the dorsum, head and limbs. In addition, the combination of the following characters - presence of large tympanum and annulum, foot longer than tibia, the lack of parotoid glands and advertisement call features, allow this species to be distinguished from all other species in the genus. The new species adds to our understanding of the relatively undersampled and poorly understood, amphibian fauna of the Ukaguru Mountains.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Umweltwissenschaften > Ehemalige Einheiten Umweltwissenschaften > Biogeographie (Nagel)
UniBasel Contributors:Loader, Simon Paul
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Magnolia Press
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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Last Modified:02 Mar 2018 10:55
Deposited On:22 Mar 2012 14:03

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