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A new Limnonectes (Anura: Dicroglossidae) from southern Laos

SOMPHOUTHONE PHIMMACHAK, NIANE SIVONGXAY, SENGVILAY SEATEUN, SIRIPORN YODTHONG, ATTAPOL RUJIRAWAN, THY NEANG, ANCHALEE AOWPHOL, BRYAN L. STUART

Abstract


A new species of “fanged frog” in the genus Limnonectes resembling L. kohchangae (Smith, 1922) from southeastern Thailand and southwestern Cambodia is described from upper elevations of the Bolaven Plateau, southern Laos. However, the new species, L. coffeatus sp. nov., is not resolved to be the closest relative of L. kohchangae, and is further distinguished from this taxon by differences in skin texture and coloration. The new species is potentially threatened from extensive conversion of forest into coffee plantations on the Bolaven Plateau.


Keywords


Bolaven Plateau, Champasak Province, coffee industry, Laos, Limnonectes kohchangae, Anura

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