Case 3618 Kalophrynus Tschudi, 1838 (Amphibia Anura, MICROHYLIDAE): proposed conservation by designation of a neotype for its type species Kalophrynus pleurostigma Tschudi, 1838

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2013
Authors:Zug, GR, Kaiser, H
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Start Page:86
Date Published:06/2013
Type of Article:Case
Keywords:Amphibia, Anura, Greater Sunda Islands, KALOPHRYNINAE Kalophrynus, Kalophrynus pleurostigma, MICROHYLIDAE, Nomenclature, Philippines, Southeast Asia, sticky frogs, Sumatra, taxonomy

The purpose of this application, under Article 75.5 of the Code, is to conserve the usage of the genus Kalophrynus Tschudi, 1838, as defined by its type species Kalophrynus pleurostigma Tschudi, 1838, for the sticky frogs of Sumatra, Indonesia. The current paradigm of the genus Kalophrynus is threatened by the poor condition of the holotype of K. pleurostigma. In order to properly root the genus to a type specimen, the assignment of a neotype for the species is proposed, which will safeguard the prevailing usage of the genus Kalophrynus.

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