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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