Ke JIANG,Fang YAN,Chatmongkon SUWANNAPOOM,et al.A New Species of the Genus Leptolalax (Anura: Megophryidae) from Northern Thailand[J].Asian Herpetological Research(AHR),2013,4(2):100-108.[doi:10.3724/SP.J.1245.2013.00100]
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A New Species of the Genus Leptolalax (Anura: Megophryidae) from Northern Thailand
Ke JIANG1 Fang YAN12 Chatmongkon SUWANNAPOOM13 Siriwadee CHOMDEJ3 and Jing CHE1*
1 State Key Laboratory of Genetic Resources and Evolution, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming 650223, Yunnan, China.
2 Yunnan Laboratory of Molecular Biology of Domestic Animals, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming 650223, Yunnan, China.
3 Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, 50200, Thailand.
Anura new species molecular phylogenetics Doi Saket Thailand
A new species of the genus Leptolalax is described from Doi Saket, Chiang Mai Province, northern Thailand. The new species is distinguished from its congeners by the following combination of characters: 1) adult size large (male SVL 45.8?52.5 mm); 2) tympanum distinct; 3) skin of dorsal surface mostly smooth, with distinct tubercles on dorsal and lateral parts of the body; 4) ventrolateral glandular ridge distinct and complete; 5) lateral body and groin covered with dark brown or black spots; 6) throat, chest, and belly nearly immaculate white; and 7) bi-colored iris, upper one-third golden, and lower two-thirds gray. Molecular phylogenetic analysis of mitochondrial 16S rRNA further distinguishes it from its congeners for which sequences are available.


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