A new species of the genus Xenophrys (Anura:Megophryidae) from northern Thailand
- Received Date: 2019-06-29
- Publish Date: 2019-10-14
Abstract: Species of Xenophrys are conserved morphologically and live primarily in forests. In Thailand, the genus harbors many cryptic species. Herein we report the collection of specimens from Doi Inthanon, Chiang Mai Province, northern Thailand, which were identified previously as X. minor. Molecular and morphological analyses find that these specimens differ significantly from other known congeners, and therefore we describe a new species. Further, our phylogenetic analyses indicate that X. latidactyla is a junior synonym of X. palpebralespinosa.
|Citation:||Yun-He Wu, Chatmongkon Suwannapoom, Nikolay A. Poyarkov, Jr., Parinya Paawangkhanant, Kai Xu, Jie-Qiong Jin, Robert W. Murphy, Jing Che. A new species of the genus Xenophrys (Anura:Megophryidae) from northern Thailand. Zoological Research, 2019, 40(6): 564-574. doi: 10.24272/j.issn.2095-8137.2019.032|