Van Chung HOANG,Mai Anh LUONG,Quang Truong NGUYEN,et al.A New Species of Microhyla (Amphibia: Anura: Microhylidae) from Langbian Plateau, Central Vietnam[J].Asian Herpetological Research(AHR),2020,11(3):161-182.[doi:10.16373/j.cnki.ahr.190060]
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A New Species of Microhyla (Amphibia: Anura: Microhylidae) from Langbian Plateau, Central Vietnam
Van Chung HOANG123 Mai Anh LUONG4 Quang Truong NGUYEN45 Nikolai L. ORLOV6 Youhua CHEN1 Bin WANG1 and Jianping JIANG12*
1 Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Key Laboratory of Mountain Ecological Restoration and Bioresource Utilization and Ecological Restoration and Biodiversity Conservation Key Laboratory of Sichuan Province, Chengdu Institute of Biology, CAS, Chengdu 610041, China
2 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
3 Vietnam National Museum of Nature, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, 18 Hoang Quoc Viet Road, Hanoi, Vietnam
4 Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, 18 Hoang Quoc Viet Road, Hanoi, Vietnam
5 Graduate University of Science and Technology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, 18 Hoang Quoc Viet Road, Cau Giay, Hanoi, Vietnam
6 Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Universitetskaya nab 1, St. Petersburg 199034, Russia
new species Microhyla Bi Doup-Nui Ba national park morphology molecular phylogeny
We describe a new species, Microhyla hongiaoensis sp. nov., from Lam Dong Province, southern Vietnam based on morphological data and molecular evidences. The new species is sister to M. pulchella by molecular phylogenetics and also most closely resembles M. pulchella in morphological characteristics, albeit differs from its congeners by a combination of the following morphological features: (1) size medium (SVL 13.6–14.7 mm in males and 18.3–18.6 mm in females); (2) fingers II–IV with small disks, dorsal surface of disks, without median longitudinal groove; (3) webbing formula I1? – 2II1 – 2III1 – 2?IV2? – 1V; (4) toe disks with dorsal median longitudinal groove; (5) dorsal back without two small black spots; (6) one small black spot adjacent behind the eyes; (7) few small black scapular spots in the flanks-belly and inguinal region; (8) palm with two small metatarsal tubercles; (9) tibiotarsal reaching beyond snout. M. hongiaoensis sp. nov. occurs in evergreen montane tropical forests at an elevation of 1500 m a.s.l.


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