Discovery of a new species of slender toad from Borneo

The new species was discovered during two expeditions to the Pulong Tau Nationalpark in 2011 and 2012. Based on two female specimens the species was described as Ansonia vidua, Murud Black Slender Toad. The name vidua means ┬┤widow┬┤ and refers to the uniform brownish-black colouration, which is traditionally the colour of choice by widows. Nothing is known so far about the ecology of Murud Black Slender Toad. PDF: hertwig_vidua_2014.pdf