Jiatang LI,Dingqi RAO,Robert W. MURPHY and Yaping ZHANG.The Systematic Status of Rhacophorid Frogs[J].Asian Herpetological Research(AHR),2011,2(1):1-11.[doi:10.3724/SP.J.1245.2011.00001]
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The Systematic Status of Rhacophorid Frogs
Jiatang LI12 Dingqi RAO2 Robert W. MURPHY23 and Yaping ZHANG2*
1 Chengdu Institute of Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chengdu 610041, Sichuan, China
2 State Key Laboratory of Genetic Resources and Evolution, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming 650223, Yunnan, China
3 Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Biology, Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C6, Canada
progress prospect faunal survey systematics amphibian China
The frog family Rhacophoridae recently underwent notable reorganization and taxonomic rearrangement. Several new genera were erected to reflect evolutionary history, including Ghatixalus, Gracixalus, Feihyla, Liuixalus and Raorchestes. Herein, we reviewed the systematics and phylogeny of the rhacophorids, the definition of the family Rhacophoridae and its tribes, and the taxonomic history and diagnoses of the genera of this family. Also, we suggest future directions for research.


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