Youhui SHEN,Jianping JIANG and Xiaoyang MO.A New Species of the Genus Tylototriton (Amphibia, Salamandridae) from Hunan, China[J].Asian Herpetological Research(AHR),2012,3(1):21-30.[doi:10.3724/SP.J.1245.2012.00021]
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2012 VoI.3 No.1
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A New Species of the Genus Tylototriton (Amphibia, Salamandridae) from Hunan, China
Youhui SHEN1* Jianping JIANG2 and Xiaoyang MO1
1 College of Life Sciences, Hunan Normal University, Changsha 410081, Hunan, China
2 Chengdu Institute of Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chengdu 610041, Sichuan, China
new species molecular phylogeny taxonomy Amphibia Salamandridae Tylototriton Hunan China
A new species of the genus Tylototriton is described in this article based on morphological and genetic evidence. The new species is identified belonging to the T. asperrimus group and is similar to T. wenxianensis. The diagnostic characters of the new species are as follows: dorsal ridge broad and thick, its width approximately equal to eye diameter (P < 0.001); tail height greater than width at base of tail (P < 0.001); no villous genital papilla found inside the male anal fissure; nodule-like warts, along lateral margin of the trunk, bulge and forming tubercles, and thin and transverse striae present between the tubercles.


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