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Zoological Research    2017, Vol. 38 Issue (5) : 243-250     DOI: 10.24272/j.issn.2095-8137.2017.043
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A new species of rain-pool frog (Dicroglossidae: Fejervarya) from western Thailand
Chatmongkon Suwannapoom1,2, Zhi-Yong Yuan3, Ke Jiang2,4, Fang Yan2,4, Wei Gao2,4, Jing Che2,4*
1 Division of Fishery, School of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Phayao, Phayao 56000, Thailand;
2 Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming Yunnan 650223, China;
3 College of Forestry, Southwest Forestry University, Kunming Yunnan 650224, China;
4 Southeast Asia Biodiversity Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Yezin Nay Pyi Taw 05282, Myanmar
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Abstract  We describe a new species, Fejervarya muangkanensis sp. nov., based on a series of specimens collected from Ban Tha Khanun, Thong Pha Phum District, Kanchanaburi Province, Thailand. The new species is easily distinguished from its congeners by morphological and molecular data, and can be diagnosed by the following characters: (1) small size (adult male snout-vent length (SVL) 33.5 mm; female SVL 40.0-40.9 mm); (2) tympanum small, discernible but unclear; (3) poorly developed toe webbing; (4) no lateral line system in adults; (5) characteristic "Fejervaryan" lines present in females; and (6) femoral glands absent. Molecular phylogenetic analysis of mitochondrial 16S rRNA further supports it as a distinct lineage and distinguishes it from its congeners for which sequences are available.
Keywords Fejervarya muangkanensis sp. nov.      Kanchanaburi      Thailand     
Fund:This study was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (31501843), Southeast Asia Biodiversity Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) (Y4ZK111B01:2015CASEABRI002), Youth Innovation Promotion Association, CAS, and Animal Branch of the Germplasm Bank of Wild Species, CAS (Large Research Infrastructure Funding)  
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Chatmongkon Suwannapoom, Zhi-Yong Yuan, Ke Jiang, Fang Yan, Wei Gao, Jing Che. A new species of rain-pool frog (Dicroglossidae: Fejervarya) from western Thailand. Zoological Research, 10.24272/j.issn.2095-8137.2017.043
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