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Published: 2010-11-19
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A new species of Leptolalax (Anura: Megophryidae) from Laos

Australian Museum, 6 College St, Sydney, NSW, 2010, Australia
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 West Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27601, USA
Herpetology Department, South Australian Museum, North Terrace, Adelaide, SA, 5000, Australia Conservation International, Atherton, QLD, 4883, Australia
Faculty of Sciences, National University of Laos, Vientiane, Lao PDR
Faculty of Sciences, National University of Laos, Vientiane, Lao PDR
Amphibia Acoustics Anura Leptolalax aereus sp. nov. Laos Southeast Asia Indochina


We describe a new species of megophryid frog in the genus Leptolalax from southern Laos. Leptolalax aereus sp. nov. is distinguished from its congeners by a combination of size (25.1–28.9 mm in 28 adult males, 27.1–38.6 mm in 12 adult females), absence of distinct black or dark brown dorsolateral markings on head, near immaculate white chest and belly, head length greater than head width, no webbing or lateral fringing on fingers, rudimentary webbing between toes I–IV and no webbing between toes IV–V, toes with weak lateral fringing, and a call consisting of an average of 3–4 notes containing 1–2 pulses, and with a dominant frequency of 6187.5–7875 Hz. The new species is associated with rocky streams in semi-evergreen and evergreen forest between 284–511 m elevation.


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