Zoological Research ›› 2019, Vol. 40 ›› Issue (6): 558-563.doi: 10.24272/j.issn.2095-8137.2019.066

Special Issue: Amphibians & reptiles

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A new species of the genus Raorchestes (Anura: Rhacophoridae) from Yunnan Province, China

Yun-He Wu1,2,Chatmongkon Suwannapoom3,Kai Xu1,2,Jin-Min Chen1,Jie-Qiong Jin1,Hong-Man Chen1,Robert W. Murphy4,Jing Che1()   

  1. 1. State Key Laboratory of Genetic Resources and Evolution State, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming Yunnan 650223, China
    2. Kunming College of Life Science, University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming Yunnan 650204, China
    3. School of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Phayao, Phayao 56000, Thailand
    4. Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Biology, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto Ontario M5S 2C6, Canada
  • Received:2019-08-01 Accepted:2019-09-12 Online:2019-11-18 Published:2019-10-14
  • Contact: Jing Che E-mail:chej@mail.kiz.ac.cn
  • Supported by:
    the National Natural Science Foundation of China(31622052);Southeast AsiaBiodiversity Research Institute,Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)((Y4ZK111B01: 2017CASSEABRIQG002));International Partnership Program of CAS((152453KYSB20170033));Youth InnovationPromotion Association CAS, and Animal Branch of the GermplasmBank of Wild Species,CAS(Large Research Infrastructure Funding)toJ.C;CAS President's International Fellowship Initiative((PIFI));NSERC Discovery Grant(3148);ROM Foundation, and ROM MembersVolunteer Committee to R. W. M., Unit of Excellence 2019 onBiodiversity and Natural Resources Management,University of Phayao((UoE62005));Thailand Research Fund:(DBG6180001);Plant Genetic Conservation Project under the Royal Initiative of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn,University of Phayao (RS013) to C.S


A new bush frog species, Raorchestes cangyuanensis sp. nov., from Cangyuan, Yunnan Province, China, is described based on morphological and molecular analyses. It differs from all known congeners by a combination of the following characters: body size small, adult snout-vent length (SVL) 16.1–20.0 mm in males (n=3); tympanum indistinct; tips of all fingers and toes expanded into discs with circummarginal grooves; rudimentary webbing between toes; fingers and toes with lateral dermal fringes; inner and outer metacarpal tubercles present; heels meeting when limbs held at right angles to body; crotch with a distinct black patch; discs of fingers and toes orange; male with external single subgular vocal sac and reddish nuptial pad at the base of first finger.

Key words: Rhacophoridae, new species, Raorchestes cangyuanensis sp. nov., Yunnan province