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

Gururaja, KV and Dinesh, KP and Palot, MJ and Radhakrishnan, C and Ramachandra, TV (2007) A new species of Philautus Gistel (Amphibia: Anura: Rhacophoridae) from southern Western Ghats, India. In: Zootaxa, 1621 . pp. 1-16.

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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.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Magnolia Press.
Keywords: Philautus ochlandrae sp.nov.;Shrub frogs;Western Ghats; Ochlandra setigera Gamble;Advertisement calls;
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Centre for Ecological Sciences
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2007
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2012 08:51
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/12401

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