A new species of Philautus Gistel (Amphibia: Airara: Rhacophoridae) from southern Western Ghats, India

Kotambylu Vasudeva Gururaja, K. P. Dinesh, Muhamed Jafer Palot, C. Radhakrishnan, T. V. Ramachandra

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Abstract

A new species of the oriental shrub frog genus Philautus is described from Kakkayam Reserve Forest of Calicut district, Kerala state, in the southern Western Ghats. This species is distinguished from congeners by the combination of characters such as body small, elongate, squat and flat; head arched, wider than long; snout short rounded, equal or sub equal to diameter of eye; canthus rostralis rounded; tympanum indistinct but visible; eyes protruding, pupil with striking golden yellow dentition like marks; belly granular; vocal sac unpigmented; fleshy brown to cream yellow dorsum with two distinct golden yellow lateral bands bordered by dark brown from upper eyelid to the posterior part of flanks. A description of the advertisement calls and ecology and natural history notes are also provided for the new species which so far is only known from the type locality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-16
Number of pages16
JournalZootaxa
Issue number1621
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23-10-2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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