A new species Callulina dawida is described from the Taita Hills, Kenya. It is distinguished from other members of the genus on the basis of the degree of digital expansion. The species further differs from other members of the genus based on molecular sequence comparisons and on its call. The morphological variation in the new species is described, including a comparison of internal and external characters and sexual dimorphism with other species of Callulina. The conservation status of the species, on the basis of its restricted distribution and land use changes in the area, is considered to be of high concern. An updated key of the species of Callulina is provided.
Copyright © 2009 Magnolia Press. This article first appeared in Zootaxa 2123 (June 2, 2009): 55-68.
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Loader, Simon P., G. John Measey, Rafael O. de Sá, and Patrick K. Malonza. "A New Brevicipitid Species (Brevicipitidae: Callulina) from the Fragmented Forests of the Taita Hills, Kenya." Zootaxa 2123 (June 2, 2009): 55-68.