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A new montane microhylid frog from Papua New Guinea, and comments on the status of the genus Aphantophryne. American Museum novitates ; no. 2723

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dc.contributor.author Zweifel, Richard George, 1926- en_US
dc.contributor.author Allison, Allen. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T18:15:42Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T18:15:42Z
dc.date.issued 1982 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/5334
dc.description 14 p. : ill., map ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 13-14). en_US
dc.description.abstract "Discovery of an undescribed, ground-dwellingspecies of the largely scansorial genus Cophixalus led to the re-evaluation of the monotypic genus Aphantophryne to see if this genus, presently synonymized within Cophixalus, should be revived to accommodate its terrestrial type species, C. pansus, and the new form. The two species share some presumably derived features, but these are ones common to many microhylid species of similar ground-dwelling habits and do not necessarily indicate closeness of relationship. Evaluation of previously unstudied features of the anatomy of C. pansus does not support revival Aphantophryne either as a monotypic genus or to include the new species. The latter is described as Cophixalus sphagnicola, new species"--P. [1]. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York, N.Y. : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 2723 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.2723, 1982 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Cophixalus sphagnicola en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Cophixalus en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Aphantophryne en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Frogs -- Papua New Guinea en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Frogs -- New Guinea en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Amphibians -- Papua New Guinea en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Amphibians -- New Guinea en_US
dc.title A new montane microhylid frog from Papua New Guinea, and comments on the status of the genus Aphantophryne. American Museum novitates ; no. 2723 en_US
dc.title.alternative Microhylid frog en_US
dc.type text en_US


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  • American Museum Novitates
    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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