DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1245.2012.00031

Asian Herpetological Research 2012/3:1 PP.31-37

A New Species of Fejervarya (Anura: Dicroglossidae) from Mawphlang, Northeastern India

A new Dicroglossid species is described from Mawphlang, Meghalaya, northeastern India. The new species differs from all the congeners occurring in this region in body size and call characteristics. It is larger than Fejervarya syhadrensis and F. nepalensis, but smaller than F. teraiensis. It overlaps F. pierrei in snout-vent length, but clearly differs from it in advertisement call, with much shorter note duration, much longer inter note interval, and much lower dominant frequency. Paucity of genetic information and underestimation of species diversity in this region are discussed.

Key words:new species, Fejervarya, Amphibia, Anura, Mawphlang, India

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