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Species delimitation with gene flow: A methodological comparison and population genomics approach to elucidate cryptic species boundaries in Malaysian Torrent Frogs
Using a population genomics approach and the concept of species as separately evolving metapopulation lineages as the only necessary property of a species, this study was able to objectively elucidate cryptic species boundaries in the presence of past and present gene flow. Expand
A new species of upland Stream Toad of the genus Ansonia Stoliczka, 1870 (Anura: Bufonidae) from northeastern Peninsular Malaysia.
- K. Chan, P. L. Wood, S. Anuar, M. A. Muin, E. Quah, Alexandra X. Sumarli
- Biology, Medicine
- 12 February 2014
A new species of Ansonia is described based on genetic and morphological differentiation and differs from these and other congeners by at least 6.9% sequence divergence at the 12S, 16S rRNA and t-RNA-val genes. Expand
A new species of karst-adapted Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from a threatened karst region in Pahang, Peninsular Malaysia.
It is posited that new karst-adapted species endemic to limestone forests will continue to be discovered and these regions will harbor a significant percentage of Peninsular Malaysia's biodiversity and thusly should be conserved rather than quarried. Expand
Polyphyly of Asian Tree Toads, Genus Pedostibes Günther, 1876 (Anura: Bufonidae), and the Description of a New Genus from Southeast Asia
- K. Chan, L. Grismer, Anil Zachariah, Rafe M. Brown, R. Abraham
- Biology, Medicine
- PloS one
- 20 January 2016
It is demonstrated that Indian and Southeast Asian Pedostibes are not only allopatric and polyphyletic, but also exhibit significant differences in morphology and reproductive mode, indicating that the Southeast Asian species’ are not congeneric with the true Pedost Bibes of India. Expand
To split or not to split? Multilocus phylogeny and molecular species delimitation of southeast Asian toads (family: Bufonidae)
This study showed that the evolutionary history of Southeast Asian toads is difficult to resolve and numerous relationships remain ambiguous, and the genealogical divergence index (gdi) can be a robust tool to complement other species delimitation methods. Expand
Comprehensive multi-locus phylogeny of Old World tree frogs (Anura: Rhacophoridae) reveals taxonomic uncertainties and potential cases of over- and underestimation of species diversity.
- K. Chan, L. L. Grismer, Rafe M. Brown
- Biology, Medicine
- Molecular phylogenetics and evolution
- 1 October 2018
It is demonstrated that the taxonomy and evolutionary history of Old-World tree frogs are far from resolved, stable or adequately characterized at the level of genus, species, and/or population. Expand
A New Species of Narrow-Mouthed Frog of the Genus Kaloula from Eastern Indochina
Abstract We describe a new species of frog of the genus Kaloula (family Microhylidae) from Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia based on morphological evidence. The new species has previously been mistaken… Expand
Reappraisal of the Javanese Bullfrog complex, Kaloula baleata (Müller, 1836) (Amphibia: Anura: Microhylidae), reveals a new species from Peninsular Malaysia.
A new species of Narrow-mouthed frog of the genus Kaloula is described from northern Peninsular Malaysia. Kaloula latidisca sp. nov. is genetically and morphologically most similar to K. baleata and… Expand
Did true frogs ‘dispersify’?
The diversification history of true frogs contradicts the prevailing expectation that amphibian net diversification accelerated towards the present or increased following range expansion, and demonstrates that despite their dynamic biogeographic history, true frogs diversified at a relatively constantly rate, even as they colonized the major land masses of Earth. Expand
A revision of the Asian tree toad complex Rentapia hosii (Anura: Bufonidae) with the description of a new species from Peninsular Malaysia
We present a systematic revision of the Rentapia hosii complex based on morphological and bioacoustic data. In conjunction with genetic data from a previous study, our results show that populations… Expand