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1 August 2006 A New Species of Amolops from Thailand (Amphibia, Anura, Ranidae)
Masafumi Matsui, Jarujin Nabhitabhata
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We describe a new species of torrent-dwelling ranid frog of the genus Amolops from western to peninsular Thailand. Amolops panhai, new species, differs from its congeners by the combination of: small body, males 31–34 mm, females 48–58 mm in snout-vent length; head narrower than long; tympanum distinct; vomerine teeth in short, oblique patches; first finger subequal to second; disc of first finger smaller than that of second, with circummarginal groove; no wide fringe of skin on third finger; toes fully webbed; outer metatarsal tubercle present; supratympanic fold present; dorsolateral fold indistinct; axillary gland present; horny spines on back, side of head and body, and chest absent; large tubercles on side of anus absent; glandular fold on ventral surface of tarsus absent; nuptial pad and paired gular pouches present in male; white band along the upper jaw extending to shoulder absent; larval dental formula 7(4–7)/3(1). This new species is the second anuran discovered which has a disjunct distribution around the Isthmus of Kra.

Masafumi Matsui and Jarujin Nabhitabhata "A New Species of Amolops from Thailand (Amphibia, Anura, Ranidae)," Zoological Science 23(8), 727-732, (1 August 2006).
Received: 30 December 2005; Accepted: 1 January 2006; Published: 1 August 2006

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