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Zoological Research
Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
ISSN: 2095-8137
Vol. 37, No. 1, 2016, pp. 15-20
Bioline Code: zr16005
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Zoological Research, Vol. 37, No. 1, 2016, pp. 15-20

 en A new genus and species of treefrog from Medog, southeastern Tibet, China (Anura, Rhacophoridae)
JIANG, Ke; YAN, Fang; WANG, Kai; ZOU, Da-Hu; LI, Cheng & CHE, Jing

Abstract

A new genus and species of treefrog is described from Medog, southeastern Tibet, China based on morphological and phylogenetic data. The new genus can be distinguished from other treefrog genera by the following combination of characters: (1) body size moderate, 45.0 mm in male; (2) snout rounded; (3) canthus rostralis obtuse and raised prominently, forming a ridge from nostril to anterior corner of eyes; (4) web rudimentary on fingers; (5) web moderately developed on toes; (6) phalange "Y" shaped, visible from dorsal side of fingers and toes; (7) skin of dorsal surfaces relatively smooth, scatted with small tubercles; (8) iris with a pale yellow, "X" shaped pattern of pigmentation.

Keywords
Taxonomy; New genus; New species; Theloderma moloch; Nasutixalus medogensis sp. nov.

 
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