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Ting-Li Hu, Feng Cheng, Zhen Xu, Zhong-Zheng Chen, Lei Yu, Qian Ban, Chun-Lin Li, Tao Pan, Bao-Wei Zhang. Molecular and morphological evidence for a new species of the genus Typhlomys (Rodentia: Platacanthomyidae). Zoological Research, 2021, 42(1): 100-107. doi: 10.24272/j.issn.2095-8137.2020.132
Citation: Ting-Li Hu, Feng Cheng, Zhen Xu, Zhong-Zheng Chen, Lei Yu, Qian Ban, Chun-Lin Li, Tao Pan, Bao-Wei Zhang. Molecular and morphological evidence for a new species of the genus Typhlomys (Rodentia: Platacanthomyidae). Zoological Research, 2021, 42(1): 100-107. doi: 10.24272/j.issn.2095-8137.2020.132

Molecular and morphological evidence for a new species of the genus Typhlomys (Rodentia: Platacanthomyidae)

doi: 10.24272/j.issn.2095-8137.2020.132
#Authors contributed equally to this work
Funds:  This project was supported by the Global Environment Facility Project "Securing Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use in Huangshan Municipality", Biodiversity Survey, Monitoring and Assessment Project of Ministry of Ecology and Environment, China (2019HB2096001006) and Natural Science Foundation of Universities of Anhui Province (KJ2019A0486)
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  • In this study, we reassessed the taxonomic position of Typhlomys (Rodentia: Platacanthomyidae) from Huangshan, Anhui, China, based on morphological and molecular evidence. Results suggested that Typhlomys is comprised of up to six species, including four currently recognized species (Typhlomys cinereus, T. chapensis, T. daloushanensis, and T. nanus), one unconfirmed candidate species, and one new species (Typhlomys huangshanensis sp. nov. ). Morphological analyses further supported the designation of the Huangshan specimens found at mid-elevations in the southern Huangshan Mountains (600 m to 1 200 m a.s.l.) as a new species.
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