The description of the species Callulina kreffti was based on specimens collected in the East Usambara Mountains of Tanzania. Successive collecting has shown this species to be widely distributed through the Eastern Arc Mountains. Advertisement calls from populations in the type locality of Callulina kreffti were compared with calls from populations in the West Usambara Mountains. Analysis of the calls suggested that these two populations of Callulina represent two separate taxa. Subsequent morphological and molecular investigations indicated that these two populations are distinct. Herein, we describe a new Callulina species on the basis of call, morphology and molecular sequences.
Copyright © 2004 Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles. This article first appeared in Journal of Herpetology 38, no. 2 (June 2004): 219-24. doi:10.1670/209-03a.
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de Sá, Rafael O., Simon P. Loader, and Alan Channing. "A New Species of Callulina (Anura: Microhylidae) from the West Usambara Mountains, Tanzania." Journal of Herpetology 38, no. 2 (June 2004): 219-24. doi:10.1670/209-03a.