Yanan ZHANG,Gang LI,Ning XIAO,et al.A New Species of the Genus Xenophrys (Amphibia: Anura: Megophryidae) from Libo County, Guizhou, China[J].Asian Herpetological Research(AHR),2017,8(2):75-85.[doi:10.16373/j.cnki.ahr.160041]
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A New Species of the Genus Xenophrys (Amphibia: Anura: Megophryidae) from Libo County, Guizhou, China
Yanan ZHANG1** Gang LI2** Ning XIAO3 Jiaqi LI4 Tao PAN1 Hui WANG1 Baowei ZHANG1* and Jiang ZHOU2*
1 Anhui Key Laboratory of Eco-engineering and Bio-technique, School of Life Sciences, Anhui University, Hefei 230601, Anhui, China
2 School of Life Sciences, Guizhou Normal University, Guiyang 550001, Guizhou, China
3 Department of Basic Medical, Guiyang Nursing Vocational College, Guiyang 550081, Guizhou, China
4 Nanjing Institute of Environmental Sciences, Ministry of Environmental Protection, Nanjing 210042, Jiangsu, China
Megophryidae Xenophrys new species phylogeny southern China
A new species of the genus Xenophrys is described from a karst cave environment of Libo County, Guizhou Province, Southern China. The new species, Xenophrys liboensis sp. nov., is distinguished from its congeners by a combination of the following characters: 1) tympanum distinct; 2) vomerine teeth present; 3) the length of lower arm and hand larger than the half of snout-vent; 4) heels overlapped slightly when the flexed legs are held at right angles to the body axis; 5) toe tips with rudimentary webs and without grooves; 6) dermal fringes moderate; 7) tubercles on the dorsum forming an X-shaped weak ridge; 8) horn-like tubercle at the edge of the upper eyelid distinct; 9) color of the iris in life is brown. In Bayesian phylogenetic analysis of 22 species of Xenophrys, all the individuals of X. liboensis sp.


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