[1].A New Species of Megophryid Frog of the Genus Scutiger from Kangchenjunga Conservation Area, Eastern Nepal[J].Asian Herpetological Research,2019,10(3):139-157.[doi:10.16373/j.cnki.ahr.180076]
 Janak Raj KHATIWADA,Guocheng SHU,Tulsi Ram SUBEDI,et al.A New Species of Megophryid Frog of the Genus Scutiger from Kangchenjunga Conservation Area, Eastern Nepal[J].Asian Herpetological Research(AHR),2019,10(3):139-157.[doi:10.16373/j.cnki.ahr.180076]

A New Species of Megophryid Frog of the Genus Scutiger from Kangchenjunga Conservation Area, Eastern Nepal()

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



A New Species of Megophryid Frog of the Genus Scutiger from Kangchenjunga Conservation Area, Eastern Nepal
Janak Raj KHATIWADA1 Guocheng SHU1 Tulsi Ram SUBEDI2 Bin WANG1 Annemarie OHLER3 David C. CANATELLA4 Feng XIE1 and Jianping JIANG15*
1 Chengdu Institute of Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chengdu 610041, China
2 Centre for Marine and Coastal Studies (CEMACS), Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang 11800, Malaysia
3 Institut de Systématique, ?volution, Biodiversité, Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, CNRS MNHN UPMC EPHE, Sorbonne Universités, CP 30, 75005, 25 rue Cuvier, Paris 75005, France
4 Department of Integrative Biology, University of Texas, Austin, USA
5 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
Scutiger New species? Eastern Himalaya Nepal
This study investigated the systematics of the megophryid genus Scutiger from eastern and western Nepal using molecular and morphological data. Our results support two divergent lineages, one of which has nuptial spines on the dorsal surface of the first three fingers while the other has spines only on the dorsal surface of the first two fingers. The Ghunsa lineage from eastern Nepal shows significant morphological and molecular differences to other species of genus Scutiger and is here described as a new species. Based on the molecular analysis, the Muktinath lineage from western Nepal is confirmed to be Scutiger boulengeri and represents a species complex widespread throughout the Himalayan region. The newly described taxon is endemic to the eastern Himalayas and currently known only from the Ghunsa valley, Taplejung district, Nepal.


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