Helminth of the Larut Sucker Frog Amolops larutensis (Anura: Ranidae) from West Malaysia

Helminth of the Larut Sucker Frog Amolops larutensis (Anura: Ranidae) from West Malaysia

Stephen R. GOLDBERG, Charles R. BURSEY & L. Lee GRISMER urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:D320054C-B322-46EF-B76E-E6CE4AAB8CB9 Four specimens of Amolops larutensis from West Malaysia were examined for helminths. One species of Nematoda was found: 12 individuals of Amphibiocapillaria bufonis. Twelve representatives of Amphibiocapillaria bufonis (prevalence 50 %), in the small intestine of two A. larutensis. Amphibiocapillaria bufonis is the second helminth species recorded for Amolops larutensis.
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The status of the generic nomina Palaeobufo Bolkay, 1919 and Neobufo Bolkay, 1919 (Amphibia, Anura)

The status of the generic nomina Palaeobufo Bolkay, 1919 and Neobufo Bolkay, 1919 (Amphibia, Anura)

Alain DUBOIS urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:14298CB6-14B4-402E-AC86-69D4A867B649 The subgeneric nomina Palaeobufo Bolkay, 1919 and Neobufo Bolkay, 1919 (Amphibia, Anura) have been ignored by all authors until now but are nomenclaturally available. Nucleospecies (type species) are here designated for these two nominal taxa: Rana marina Linnaeus, 1758 for Palaeobufo, which therefore becomes an invalid junior subjective synonym of Rhinella Fitzinger, 1826; and Bufo vulgaris Laurenti, 1768 for Neobufo, which therefore becomes an invalid junior subjective synonym of Bufo Garsault, 1764.
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The status of the generic nomina Hedronchus Cope, 1877, Hemitrypus Cope, 1877 and Scapherpeton Cope, 1877 and of the related specific nomina (Amphibia, Urodela)

The status of the generic nomina Hedronchus Cope, 1877, Hemitrypus Cope, 1877 and Scapherpeton Cope, 1877 and of the related specific nomina (Amphibia, Urodela)

Alain DUBOIS & Thierry FRETEY urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:72A15C11-AF47-4787-9D32-FBAB00196FA0 In two distinct works published in 1877, Cope described three fossil genera of vertebrates, Hedronchus, Hemitrypus and Scapherpeton, which are now considered to be based on a single species of urodelan amphibian. The respective dates of publications of these works require to adopt Hedronchus sternbergii as the valid nomen of this taxon, which is now part of the family SCAPHERPETIDAE. This case highlights the kind of problems that can be caused by the formal...

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Predation on the Lesser Treefrog Dendropsophus cf. minutus (Anura: Hylidae) by a nymph of Lethocerus sp. (Hemiptera: Belostomatidae) in the eastern Amazon, Brazil, including a list of predation events

Predation on the Lesser Treefrog Dendropsophus cf. minutus (Anura: Hylidae) by a nymph of Lethocerus sp. (Hemiptera: Belostomatidae) in the eastern Amazon, Brazil, including a list of predation events

Marcos Roberto DIAS-SOUZA, Pedro Hugo ESTEVES-SILVA, Pedro Henrique GUEDES-LIMA, Vinicius A. Martins BARBOSA-FIGUEIREDO & Carlos Eduardo COSTA-CAMPOS urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:428F76A0-986E-4486-9FC3-FA540AF78469 Predation is considered as one of the major causes of mortality in anuran natural populations, being well documented in the literature. This paper reports a nymph of Lethocerus sp. feeding on an adult Dendropsophus cf. minutus, on the side edge of an abandoned pool area of Serra do Navio municipality, Amapá state, Northern Brazil, including a list of predation events involving the...

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Salt tolerance of Bufotes viridis eggs and tadpoles

Salt tolerance of Bufotes viridis eggs and tadpoles

Andreas SCHMIDT & Jon LOMAN urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:E3268F29-FCD4-4863-AC7D-F8F0D32333E0 Most anurans are sensitive to high salinities. The adult European green toad (Bufotes viridis) has however been found to be relatively tolerant. Here we study the effects of constant and shifting salinities on eggs and tadpoles at 0 %, 0.25 %, 0.5 % and 1.0 %. During egg development, survival was significantly poorer at 1.0 % than at lower salinities. The percentage of deformed tadpoles was higher at a constant salinity of 1.0 %...

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Alytes 36 Festschrift Alain Dubois’ 70th birthday

Alytes 36 Festschrift Alain Dubois’ 70th birthday

The new volume is online now. Thanks to all who participated in writing and in editing the special volume. The texts on Alain’s life as a batrachologist and the summaries of the papers are available for everybody at the page ALYTES – published volumes“. The pdf are accessible for paid up members and subscribers. You might wish to join;  you can do so by going to the MEMBERSHIP page. If you have any problem, please contact me. Alytes, International Journal…

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Alytes Volume 35 now online

Alytes Volume 35 now online

Diego A. Gómez-Hoyos, Sergio Escobar-Lasso, Rocío Seisdedos-de-Vergara, Juan G. Abarca, Jan Schipper, Steven M. Whitfield, Gilbert Alvarado & José F. González-Maya Phytotelmata selection by anurans and implications for their conservation at Las Tablas Protected Zone, Costa Rica Carlos Eduardo Costa-Campos, Juliana Gonçalves Corrêa, Pedro Ferreira França, Jackson Cleiton Sousa, Yrlan Kleison Soeiro Avelar & Pedro Hugo Esteves Silva Field observation of an adult red-snouted treefrog Scinax ruber (Anura, Hylidae) consumed by a giant fishing spider Ancylometes rufus (Araneae, Ctenidae) James…

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A new species of the genus Nasikabatrachus (Anura, Nasikabatrachidae) from the eastern slopes of the Western Ghats, India

A new species of the genus Nasikabatrachus (Anura, Nasikabatrachidae) from the eastern slopes of the Western Ghats, India

S. Jegath Janani, Karthikeyan Vasudevan, Elizabeth Prendini, Sushil Kumar Dutta & Ramesh K. Aggarwal http://zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank:org:pub:56A35631-4676-4899-8EB4-7C2BBFB24223 We describe a new species of the endemic frog genus Nasikabatrachus, from the eastern slopes of the Western Ghats, in India. The new species is morphologically, acoustically and genetically distinct from N. sahyadrensis. Computed tomography scans of both species revealed diagnostic osteological differences, particularly in the vertebral column. Male advertisement call analysis also showed the two species to be distinct. A phenological difference in breeding...

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Nomenclatural puzzle in early Xenophrys nomina (Anura, Megophryidae) solved with description of two new species from India (Darjeeling hills and Sikkim)

Nomenclatural puzzle in early Xenophrys nomina (Anura, Megophryidae) solved with description of two new species from India (Darjeeling hills and Sikkim)

Kaushik Deuti, Stéphane Grosjean, Violaine Nicolas, Karthikeyan Vasudevan & Annemarie Ohler http://zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:62CDF5C1-E775-4BD1-A25D-3326A2173D4E The eastern Himalayas are known as a hotspot in anuran diversity and are among the earliest but also poorest explored regions of tropical Asia. During fieldwork in North-East India (Darjeeling and Sikkim), we collected small-sized specimens of Xenophrys. For their identification, the nomen-bearing specimens of Xenophrys monticola and Leptobrachium parvum were examined. The complexity of the nomenclatural status of these nomina is highlighted and a redescription of the...

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