New Species of Nyctibatrachus (Anura: Ranidae) from Castle Rock, Karnataka State, Southwest India

@inproceedings{Das2005NewSO,
  title={New Species of Nyctibatrachus (Anura: Ranidae) from Castle Rock, Karnataka State, Southwest India},
  author={Indraneil Das and Krushnamegh Kunte},
  year={2005}
}
Abstract A new species of ranid frog of the genus Nyctibatrachus is described from Castle Rock, Karnataka State, Southwest India. The new species is compared with all known congeners and is diagnosed by the following combination of characters: head wider than long; snout projecting beyond mouth; supratympanic fold poorly defined; webbing on toes reaching base of disks except on Toe IV, where it reaches distal subarticular tubercle; tips of digits on fingers and toes flattened to form disks with… 
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