Feihyla inexpectata (Matsui, Shimada, and Sudin, 2014)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Rhacophoridae > Subfamily: Rhacophorinae > Genus: Feihyla > Species: Feihyla inexpectata

Chiromantis inexpectatus Matsui, Shimada, and Sudin, 2014, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 31: 47. Holotype: BORNEENSIS 22421, by original designation. Type locality: "Camel Trophy field station (4°54N, 116°53E; ca. 1050 m a.s.l.) of the Maliau Basin Conservation Area, Sandakan Division, Sabah, East Malaysia".

Feihyla inexpectataChan, Grismer, and Brown, 2018, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 127: 1010. 

English Names

Bornean Opposite-fingered Tree Frog (original publication). 

Bornean Jelly-nest Frog (Biju, Garg, Gokulakrishnan, Chandrakasan, Thammachoti, Ren, Gopika, Bisht, Hamidy, and Shouche, 2020, Zootaxa, 4878: 24). 

Distribution

Known only from the type locality (Maliau Basin Conservation Area, Sandakan Division, Sabah, East Malaysia, Borneo). 

Comment

As part of a comprehensive mult-locus phylogenetic study of rhacophorids Chan, Grismer, and Brown, 2018, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 127: 1010–1019, showed that this specie belonged to Feihyla rather than ChiromantisHaas, Kueh, Joseph, bin Asri, Das, Hagmann, Schwander, and Hertwig, 2018, Evol. Syst., 2: 89–114, documented larval morphology and provided a brief account of morphology and natural history for the Sabah population. See comments by Biju, Garg, Gokulakrishnan, Chandrakasan, Thammachoti, Ren, Gopika, Bisht, Hamidy, and Shouche, 2020, Zootaxa, 4878: 24–26. 

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