Tao Thien NGUYEN,Cuong The PHAM,Truong Quang NGUYEN,et al.A New Species of Rhacophorus (Amphibia: Anura: Rhacophoridae) from Vietnam[J].Asian Herpetological Reserch(AHR),2017,8(4):221-234.[doi:10.16373/j.cnki.ahr.170046]
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A New Species of Rhacophorus (Amphibia: Anura: Rhacophoridae) from Vietnam
Tao Thien NGUYEN134* Cuong The PHAM23 Truong Quang NGUYEN23 Hoa Thi NINH5 and Thomas ZIEGLER67
1 Vietnam National Museum of Nature, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, 18 Hoang Quoc Viet Road, Hanoi, Vietnam
2 Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, 18 Hoang Quoc Viet, Hanoi, Vietnam
3 Graduate University of Science and Technology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, 18 Hoang Quoc Viet, Cau Giay, Hanoi, Vietnam
4 The Kyoto University Museum, Kyoto University, Yoshida Honmachi, Sakyoku, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan
5 Hanoi National University of Education, 136 Xuan Thuy, Cau Giay, Hanoi, Vietnam
6 AG Zoologischer Garten K?ln, Riehler Strasse 173, D-50735 Cologne, Germany
7 Institute of Zoology, University of Cologne, ZülpicherStra?e 47b, D-50674 Cologne, Germany
Rhacophorus hoabinhensis sp. nov. karst forest molecular phylogeny taxonomy Hoa Binh Province
We describe a new species of Rhacophorus based on two adult specimens collected from Hoa Binh Province, northern Vietnam. Rhacophorus hoabinhensis sp. nov. is distinguishable from its congeners on the basis of a combination of the following morphological characters: size small (SVL 31.1–32.5 mm in males); head slightly longer than wide; vomerine teeth absent; snout short (SNL/SVL 0.16); dorsal skin smooth; forearm and tarsus with dermal fringes; dermal appendage at vent present; webbing formula on fingers I12/3-12/3II1-2III1-1IV and on toes I3/4-1II1/2-1III1/2-1IV1-1/2V; dorsal surface grey yellow with brown spots; lower jaw region dark grey, throat, chest and belly cream; anterior and posterior thighs, as well as ventral surface of tibia orange. The interspecific uncorrected genetic distances (16S rRNA gene) between the new species from Hoa Binh and other analyzed congeners varied from 9.8% to 17.4%. In the phylogenetic analyses, the new species revealed to be a representative of Rhacophorus and was nested within the Rhacophorus hoanglienensis-orlovi species group.


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