A New Species of Chiromantis Peters 1854 (Anura: Rhacophoridae) from Perlis State Park in Extreme Northern Peninsular Malaysia with Additional Herpetofaunal Records for the Park

Chan Kin Onn


Seven new species of amphibians and seven new species of reptiles are added to the herpetofauna of Perlis State Park including a new species of frog of the genus Chiromantis which is described here. The description is based on a single adult male that can be differentiated from all other Asian congeners in having dark spots on the dorsum and top of head; tympanum indistinct; dorsolateral stripe diffuse; width of third finger disc less than width of tympanum; and webbing between the third and fourth finger encompassing one-half of penultimate phalanx of third finger and reaching base of terminal phalanx of fourth finger (III 1.5 – 1 IV). This discovery and the 14 new species records highlights the understudied nature of northern Peninsular Malaysia which has been comparatively unsurveyed.


Chiromantis marginis; herpetofauna; Southeast Asia; Malaysia; taxonomy

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.30906/1026-2296-2011-18-4-253–259


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