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ZOOLOGICAL RESEARCH    2016, Vol. 37 Issue (1) : 15-20     DOI: 10.13918/j.issn.2095-8137.2016.1.15
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A new genus and species of treefrog from Medog, southeastern Tibet, China (Anura, Rhacophoridae)
Ke JIANG1, Fang YAN1, Kai WANG2,1, Da-Hu ZOU3,1, Cheng LI4, Jing CHE1
1 State Key Laboratory of Genetic Resources and Evolution, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming Yunnan 650223, China;
2 Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History and Department of Biology, University of Oklahoma, Norman OK 73072-7029, U.S.A.;
3 Tibet University, Lhasa Tibet 850000, China;
4 Imaging Biodiversity Expedition, Beijing 100107, China
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A new genus and species of threefrog 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.     

This study was supported by the Ministry of Science and Technology of China (2014FY210200, 2011FY120200) and the Animal Branch of the Germplasm Bank of Wild Species of Chinese Academy of Sciences (the Large Research Infrastructure Funding).

Corresponding Authors: Jing CHE   
Issue Date: 18 January 2016
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Ke JIANG,Fang YAN,Kai WANG, et al. A new genus and species of treefrog from Medog, southeastern Tibet, China (Anura, Rhacophoridae)[J]. ZOOLOGICAL RESEARCH, 2016, 37(1): 15-20.
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