Shuo QI,Zhengyan ZHOU,Zhitong LYU,et al.Description of a New Species of Amolops (Anura: Ranidae) from Tibet, China[J].Asian Herpetological Research(AHR),2019,10(4):219-229.[doi:10.16373/j.cnki.ahr.190016]
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Description of a New Species of Amolops (Anura: Ranidae) from Tibet, China
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Description of a New Species of Amolops (Anura: Ranidae) from Tibet, China
Shuo QI1# Zhengyan ZHOU1# Zhitong LYU2 Yuyan LU1* Han WAN2 Mian HOU13 Keji GUO4 and Pipeng LI1*
1 Institute of herpetology, Shenyang Normal University, Shenyang 110034, Liaoning, China
2 The Museum of Biology, School of Life Sciences, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510275, Guangdong, China
3 College of Continuing (Online) Education, Sichuan Normal University, Chengdu 610068, Sichuan, China
4 Central South Inventory and Planning Institute of National Forestry and Grassland Administration, Changsha 410014, Hunan, China
Amolops pallasitatus sp. nov. mitochondrial morphology unknown species group torrent frog
A new species, Amolops pallasitatus sp. nov. is described based on specimens collected from Chentang Town, Dinggyê?County, southern Tibet, China. The new species can be distinguished from other known congeners by mitochondrial divergence and morphological characteristics including: (1) medium body size, SVL 70.6–72.3 mm in adult females; (2) skin smooth over the entire body; (3) absence of dorsolateral fold; (4) tympanum small, edge indistinct, less than half of eye diameter; (5) vomerine teeth in two short oblique; (6) circummarginal and transverse grooves absent on disk of the first finger; (7) presence of inner metacarpal tubercle; (8) toes fully webbed, webbing formula I 0 - 0- II 0 - ? III0 - 1+ IV 1+ - 0 V; (9) absence of outer metatarsal tubercle and tarsal glands; (10) tibio-tarsal articulation of the hind limb reaches posterior corners of the eye; (11) dorsum yellow-green, with irregular dark brown blotches without margins; (12) blotches concentrated on the dorsum, less on the flanks. In morphology, Amolops pallasitatus sp. nov. is similar to A. himalayanus and A. formosus, the difference between them is length of hind limbs, web of toe and dorsal colour pattern. The systematic placement of the new species within the genus is unresolved and it is not assigned to any recognized species group, for the lack of convictive evidences.


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