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Juan Zeng, Ji-Shan Wang, Guo-Hua Yu, Li-Na Du. A new species of Kurixalus (Anura, Rhacophoridae) from Guizhou, China. Zoological Research, 2021, 42(2): 227-233. doi: 10.24272/j.issn.2095-8137.2020.311
Citation: Juan Zeng, Ji-Shan Wang, Guo-Hua Yu, Li-Na Du. A new species of Kurixalus (Anura, Rhacophoridae) from Guizhou, China. Zoological Research, 2021, 42(2): 227-233. doi: 10.24272/j.issn.2095-8137.2020.311

A new species of Kurixalus (Anura, Rhacophoridae) from Guizhou, China

doi: 10.24272/j.issn.2095-8137.2020.311
#These authors contributed equally to this work
Funds:  This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 32060114), Key Laboratory of Ecology of Rare and Endangered Species and Environmental Protection (Guangxi Normal University), Ministry of Education (ERESEP2020Z22), and Guangxi Key Laboratory of Rare and Endangered Animal Ecology, Guangxi Normal University (18-A-01-08 and 19-A-01-06)
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  • We describe a new species of the genus Kurixalus, Kurixalus raoi sp. nov ., from Guizhou Province, China, based on morphological and molecular evidence. Phylogenetically, the new species is sister to K. idiootocus, but is distinguishable from all known congeners by a combination of the following characters: small body size (snout-vent length 28.2‒32.2 mm in males; 38.6 mm in female); snout rounded, with no prominence on tip; single internal vocal sac; dorsal surface brown, rough, scattered with several small warts; chin clouded with blackish marking; pair of large symmetrical dark blotches on chest; vomerine teeth present; iris brown; tibiotarsal articulation reaching center of eye; nuptial pad slight; flank rough; mandibular symphysis weak; throat skin granular; and toes moderately webbed, formula I2‒2II1.5‒3III2‒3IV3‒2V. The genetic distances between the new species and K. idiootocus were 2.9% and 5.4% for 16S rRNA and COI, respectively.
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