Janak Raj KHATIWADA,Bin WANG,Subarna GHIMIRE,et al.A New Species of the Genus Tylototriton (Amphibia: Urodela: Salamandridae) from Eastern Himalaya[J].Asian Herpetological Research(AHR),2015,6(4):245-256.[doi:10.16373/j.cnki.ahr.140097]
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A New Species of the Genus Tylototriton (Amphibia: Urodela: Salamandridae) from Eastern Himalaya
Janak Raj KHATIWADA12** Bin WANG1** Subarna GHIMIRE3 Karthikeyan VASUDEVAN4 Shanta PAUDEL5 and Jianping JIANG1*
1 Chengdu Institute of Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chengdu 610041, China
2 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 19A Yuquanlu, Beijing 100049, China
3 Tribhuvan University, Central Department of Zoology, Kirtipur, Kathmandu, Nepal
4 CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Laboratory for the Conservation of Endangered Species, Uppal Road, Hyderabad 500048, India
5 Himalayan Research and Conservation Nepal, GPO Box 8975 EPC 5997, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tylototriton himalayanus sp. nov. eastern Himalaya morphology molecular phylogeny taxonomy
A new species of the genus Tylototriton is described from eastern Himalaya based on molecular and morphological comparisons. The new species is diagnosable from the closely-related species by having light brown colouration in dorsal region in life, flat and blunt snout, greatly separated dorsolateral bony ridges on head and straight-thick tailfin. In addition to head morphology, the new species is also morphologically distinguishable from its closely-related species Tylototriton shanorum by having 16 dorsal warts and average smaller Snout Vent Length (SVL).


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