Wei ZHANG,Ben LI,Xiaoxiao SHU,et al.A New Record of Kaloula (Amphibia: Anura: Microhylidae) in Shanghai, China[J].Asian Herpetological Research(AHR),2015,6(3):240-244.[doi:10.16373/j.cnki.ahr.140070]
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A New Record of Kaloula (Amphibia: Anura: Microhylidae) in Shanghai, China
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A New Record of Kaloula (Amphibia: Anura: Microhylidae) in Shanghai, China
Wei ZHANG1 Ben LI1 Xiaoxiao SHU1 Hanbin XIE1 Enle PEI2 Xiao YUAN2 Yujie SUN2 Tianhou WANG1* and Zhenghuan WANG1*
1 School of Life Science, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062, China
2 Shanghai Landscaping and City Appearance Administrative Bureau, Shanghai 200040, China
Kaloula borealis Urban greenland Amphibian new record
We discovered a medium-sized species of narrow-mouthed frog of the genus Kaloula in June and September 2014 during municipal surveys of amphibians in Shanghai. Three narrow-mouthed frogs were collected in city drains of the Binjiang Forest Park, Shanghai. Based on subsequent examination and morphological characters, these specimens were identified as Kaloula borealis (Barbour, 1908). The species was mainly distributed in Northern China and Korea. It is a new amphibian record for Shanghai. We found the visible differences in male secondary sexual characteristics between our specimens and Beijing specimens. K. borealis was first described inhabiting urban greenlands which could benefit amphibian conservation in urban and urbanizing areas.


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