Ke JIANG,Jinlong REN,Jian WANG,et al.Taxonomic Revision of Raorchestes menglaensis (Kou, 1990) (Amphibia: Anura), with Descriptions of Two New Species from Yunnan, China[J].Asian Herpetological Research(AHR),2020,11(4):263-281.[doi:10.16373/j.cnki.ahr.200018]
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Taxonomic Revision of Raorchestes menglaensis (Kou, 1990) (Amphibia: Anura), with Descriptions of Two New Species from Yunnan, China
Ke JIANG12 Jinlong REN125 Jian WANG3 Junfeng GUO12 Zeng WANG125 Yonghong LIU4 Dechun JIANG1*Jiatang LI126*
1 CAS Key Laboratory of Mountain Ecological Restoration and Bioresource Utilization & Ecological Restoration and Biodiversity Conservation Key Laboratory of Sichuan Province, Chengdu Institute of Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chengdu 610041, Sichuan, China
2 Southeast Asia Biodiversity Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Yezin, Nay Pyi Taw 05282, Myanmar
3 College of Life Science and Technology, Honghe University, Mengzi 661199, Yunnan, China
4 Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xishuangbanna 666303, Yunnan, China
5 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
6 CAS Center for Excellence in Animal Evolution and Genetics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming 650223, Yunnan, China
bush frog distribution Raorchestes hillisi sp. nov. Raorchestes huanglianshan sp. nov. Raorchestes parvulus revision taxonomy
Raorchestes is a group of Bush frogs mainly distributed in South and Southeast Asia that are poorly recognized by morphological criteria. We recognize the true R. menglaensis (Kou) based on 10 specimens newly collected from the type locality. An expanded description is also provided, and we delist the recently reported record, R. parvulus (Boulenger) from China. Combing with morphological and molecular data, two new species are respectively described from Menghai and Lvchun, Yunnan, China. Raorchestes hillisi sp. nov. is distinguished from all other congeners by the following combination of morphological characters: (1) small body sized (males 15.9–17.7 mm, n = 7; female 17.5 mm, n = 1); (2) head longer than wide; (3) snout longer than eye diameter; (4) the tip of upper jaws slightly notched; (5) internasal space slightly less than interorbital space; (6) tympanum distinct; (7) fingers lacking lateral dermal fringe; (8) outside of toe I and both sides of toe II lacking lateral dermal fringe, other toes having weak lateral dermal fringes; (9) rudimentary web on toes; (10) lacking a series of tubercles along the outer sides of forearm and foot; (11) discs of fingers and toes not orange. Raorchestes huanglianshan sp. nov. is distinguished from all other congeners by the following combination of morphological characters: (1) small body size (males 17.0–19.6 mm, n = 12; female 21.5 mm, n = 1); (2) head slightly wider than long or equal; (3) snout longer than eye diameter; (4) the tip of upper jaws slightly notched; (5) internasal space distinctly less than interorbital space (6) tympanum distinct; (7) fingers lacking lateral dermal fringe; (8) toes lacking lateral dermal fringe; (9) rudimentary web on toes; (10) lacking a series of tubercles along the outer sides of forearm and foot; (11) discs of all fingers and toes orange or parts of them orange in life.


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