2015 | VOLUME 32

Research Article

On the generic status of “Nyctimystes rueppelli” (Anura: Hylidae), a tree frog of Halmahera Island, Indonesia

James I. Menzies green envelope, Awal Riyanto

Pages: 17-22

Nyctimystes is currently diagnosed by a combination of two characters, namely vertical pupil and a palpebral venation. In a newly collected series of “Nyctimystes rueppelli” this combination of characters is found wanting and the species is therefore removed from Nyctimystes and transferred to Litoria. Removal of this species from Nyctimystes now allows that genus to have a third diagnostic character, unpigmented ova, and confines it to New Guinea and satellite islands.

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Published: 5 October 2015