[1].A New Species of Gracixalus (Anura: Rhacophoridae) from West Guangxi, China[J].Asian Herpetological Research,2018,9(2):74-84.[doi:10.16373/j.cnki.ahr.170085]
 Weicai CHEN#,Yongjian BEI#,Xiaowen LIAO,et al.A New Species of Gracixalus (Anura: Rhacophoridae) from West Guangxi, China[J].Asian Herpetological Research(AHR),2018,9(2):74-84.[doi:10.16373/j.cnki.ahr.170085]

A New Species of Gracixalus (Anura: Rhacophoridae) from West Guangxi, China()

Asian Herpetological Research[ISSN:2095-0357/CN:51-1735/Q]



A New Species of Gracixalus (Anura: Rhacophoridae) from West Guangxi, China
Weicai CHEN123# Yongjian BEI4# Xiaowen LIAO3 Shichu ZHOU3 and Yunming MO3*
1 Key Laboratory of Beibu Gulf Environment Change and Resources Utilization of Ministry of Education, Guangxi Teachers Education University, Nanning 530001, China
2 Guangxi Key Laboratory of Earth Surface Processes and Intelligent Simulation, Guangxi Teachers Education University, Nanning 530001, China
3 Natural History Museum of Guangxi. Nanning 530012, China
4 College of Biology and Pharmacy, Yulin Normal University, Yulin 537000, China
Gracixalus tianlinensis sp. nov. Rhacophoridae Southern China
We discovered a new species of the genus Gracixalus, Gracixalus tianlinensis sp. nov. which is morphologically almost similar to G. jinggangensis, G. jinxiuensis and G. sapaensis, but is distinguished from these species and all other rhacophorids in China and adjoining countries by a combination of the following characters: (1) SVL 30.3-35.9 mm in male, 35.6-38.7 mm in female, (2) head length less than head width, (3) vomerine teeth absent, (4) supratympanic fold distinct, (5) axilla and posterior surface of flanks pale yellow, (6) nuptial pads distinct on Finger I and slightly visible on Finger II, (7) dorsum brown to beige, with an inverse Y-shaped dark brown marking, (8) single subgular vocal sac. Our preliminary phylogenetic analyses implied G. tianlinensis sp. nov. is sister to G. sapaensis with well-supported values. Currently, this new species is known to be distributed in montane evergreen forests in association with montane bamboo in Cenwanglaoshan National Nature Reserve, Tianlin County, Guangxi, China.


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