A new species of the genus Raorchestes (Anura: Rhacophoridae) from Yunnan Province, China
- Received Date: 2019-08-01
- Publish Date: 2019-10-14
Abstract: 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.
|Citation:||Yun-He Wu, Chatmongkon Suwannapoom, Kai Xu, Jin-Min Chen, Jie-Qiong Jin, Hong-Man Chen, Robert W. Murphy, Jing Che. A new species of the genus Raorchestes (Anura: Rhacophoridae) from Yunnan Province, China. Zoological Research, 2019, 40(6): 558-563. doi: 10.24272/j.issn.2095-8137.2019.066|