Tao PAN,Yanan ZHANG,Hui WANG,et al.A New Species of the Genus Rhacophorus (Anura: Rhacophoridae) from Dabie Mountains in East China[J].Asian Herpetological Research(AHR),2017,8(1):1-13.[doi:10.16373/j.cnki.ahr.160064]
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A New Species of the Genus Rhacophorus (Anura: Rhacophoridae) from Dabie Mountains in East China
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A New Species of the Genus Rhacophorus (Anura: Rhacophoridae) from Dabie Mountains in East China
Tao PAN1# Yanan ZHANG1# Hui WANG1 Jun WU2 Xing KANG1 Lifu QIAN14 Kai LI1 Yu ZHANG1 Jinyun CHEN3 Dingqi RAO4 Jianping JIANG5 and Baowei ZHANG16*
1 Anhui Key Laboratory of Eco-engineering and Bio-technique, School of Life Sciences, Anhui University, Hefei 230601, Anhui, China
2 Ministry of Environmental Protection, Nanjing Institute of Environmental Sciences, Nanjing 210042, Jiangsu, China
3 Department of Life Science, Huainan Normal University, Huainan 232001, Anhui, China
4 Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming 650223, Yunnan, China
5 Chengdu Institute of Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chengdu 610041, Sichuan, China
6 School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, CF103AX, United Kingdom
Rhacophorus Rhacophorus zhoukaiyae sp. nov. phylogeny Rhacophoridae Dabie Mountains
A new species of rhacophorid of the genus Rhacophorus is described from the Dabie Mountains of west Anhui, east China. The new species, Rhacophorus zhoukaiyae sp. nov. is distinguished from its congeners by a combination of the following characters: 1) the ventral surface and front-and-rear of the femur?is paler yellowish and decorated with irregular grayish blotching, and without obvious spots on the dorsum of the hand and foot webbing; 2) the outer metatarsal tubercle is small; 3) outer fingers are half-webbed and outer toes two third webbed; 4) the skin on the dorsum is smooth and without compressed warts; 5) the throat, chest and belly are pure paler yellowish; 6) the dorsal part of the fingers and toes are grayish-white; 7) the iris is golden-yellow. In addition, the phylogenetic tree showed that all the individuals of R. zhoukaiyae sp. nov. clustered into one distinct clade which suggested the validity of this species. This results could also be used to the support of species delimitation. Currently, this species is known only from mid-elevation montane evergreen forest in the Dabie Mountains of west Anhui, China.


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