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AuthorL.D. Brongersma
TitleZoological notes from Port Dickson : I. Amphibians and reptiles
JournalZoologische Mededelingen
Volume27
Year1947
Issue4
Pages300-308
ISSN0024-0672
AbstractDuring the time that I was stationed at Port Dickson (State of Negri Sembilan) on the west coast of the Malay Peninsula, a small zoological collection was made. The specimens were brought to me by the personnel of different units of the Royal Netherlands Forces, while I am also indebted to Major C. Rae, RASC, for some interesting specimens. Nearly all specimens belong to common species. However, this area has not been studied so very extensively and therefore, it seems worth while to place these species on record. Unless otherwise stated the specimens are from the strip of country along the coast road to the south of Port Dickson to about ten miles from the township. Where no unit is mentioned, the specimens have been collected by personnel of my own unit (NICA-NRX Detachment). The collection has been presented to the Rijksmuseum van Natuurlijke Historie, Leiden.
Bufo melanostictus Schn. 1 specimen, Major L. D. Brongersma, Herp. reg. no. 8488.
Bufo parvus Blgr. 1 ♂ halfgrown, Herp. reg. no. 8486. 1 juv., among dry leaves in a rubber plantation, March 1946, Sergt.
Everaarts, Herp. reg. no. 8487.
I am indebted to Mr. H. W. Parker, London, for his advise that both these specimens should be referred to Bufo parvus Blgr.
In the male (length from snout to vent 33 mm), the cranial ridges are distinct. The supraorbital ridges are slightly divergent behind, while the short parietal ridges converge posteriorly; thus the whole of the ridge is somewhat curved. In a fullgrown Sumatran specimen these ridges are straight.
Classification42.82
Document typearticle
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