Weicai CHEN,Wanxiao PENG,Peng LI and Youjun LIU.A New Species of Nidirana (Anura, Ranidae) from Southern Guangxi, China[J].Asian Herpetological Research(AHR),2022,13(2):109-116.[doi:10.16373/j.cnki.ahr.210065]
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A New Species of Nidirana (Anura, Ranidae) from Southern Guangxi, China
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A New Species of Nidirana (Anura, Ranidae) from Southern Guangxi, China
Weicai CHEN12* Wanxiao PENG1 Peng LI1 and Youjun LIU3
1 Key Laboratory of Environment Change and Resources Use in Beibu Gulf Ministry of Education, Nanning Normal University, Nanning 530001, Guangxi, China
2 Guangxi Key Laboratory of Earth Surface Processes and Intelligent Simulation, Nanning Normal University, Nanning 530001, Guangxi, China
3 Shiwandashan National Nature Reserve, Fangchenggang 538000, Guangxi, China
bioacoustics morphology Nidirana phylogeny
A new music frog, Nidirana shiwandashanensis sp. nov., is described from Shiwandashan National Nature Reserve, Shangsi County, Guangxi, China. Phylogenetic analysis based on mtDNA sequences indicates that the new species is closest to N. guangxiensis. However, N. shiwandashanensis sp. nov. differs from its congeners based on morphological characters, molecular data, and bioacoustics. The advertisement calls are comprised of 6–8 double notes, which are distinct from its sister taxon, N. guangxiensis. Currently, the new species occurs in the evergreen forest at Shiwandashan National Nature Reserve between 500–600 m a.s.l.


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