[1].[J].Asian Herpetological Research,2014,5(2):67-79.[doi:10.3724/SP.J.1245.2014.00067]
 Zhiyong YUAN,Haipeng ZHAO,Ke JIANG,et al.Phylogenetic Relationships of the Genus Paramesotriton (Caudata: Salamandridae) with the Description of a New Species from Qixiling Nature Reserve, Jiangxi, Southeastern China and a Key to the species[J].Asian Herpetological Research(AHR),2014,5(2):67-79.[doi:10.3724/SP.J.1245.2014.00067]


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Phylogenetic Relationships of the Genus Paramesotriton (Caudata: Salamandridae) with the Description of a New Species from Qixiling Nature Reserve, Jiangxi, Southeastern China and a Key to the species
Zhiyong YUAN12 Haipeng ZHAO3 Ke JIANG1 Mian HOU4 Lizhong HE5 Robert W. MURPHY16 and Jing CHE1*
1 State Key Laboratory of Genetic Resources and Evolution, and Yunnan Laboratory of Molecular Biology of Domestic Animals, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming 650223, Yunnan, China
2 Kunming College of Life Science, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming 650223, China
3 School of Life Science, Henan University, Kaifeng 475001, Henan, China
4 College of Continuing Education, Sichuan Normal University, Chengdu 610068, Sichuan, China
5 Qixiling Nature Reserve, Ji’an 343400, Jiangxi, China
6 Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Biology, Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queens Park, Toronto, Canada M5S 2C6
Matrilineal genealogy amphibians cryptic species Paramesotriton qixilingensis sp. nov.
The matrilineal genealogy of the genus Paramesotriton is hypothesized based on DNA sequences from mitochondrial NADH subunit two (ND2) and its flanking tRNAs (tRNATrp and a partial tRNAAla). The genealogy identifies a highly divergent, unnamed lineage from Qixiling Nature Reserve, Jiangxi, China and places it as the sister taxon of P. chinensis. The newly discovered population differs from other congeners by several features of external morphology including having large clusters of dark brown conical warts on the dorsum of the head, lateral surface of the body and dorsolateral ridges. Its intermittent dorsal vertebral ridge is the same color as other parts of the dorsum and tail narrows gradually from the base to the tip. Further, the new population differs from all congeners by an uncorrected P-distance of more than 9.38% in ND2. Consequently, we describe the new species of Asian warty newt (Salamandridae) as Paramesotriton qixilingensis sp. nov.


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