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LI Song, TIAN Ying-zhou, GU Xiao-ming, XIONG Rong-chuan. A New Species of Paramesotriton — Paramesotriton longliensis (Caudata: Salamandridae). Zoological Research, 2008, 29(3): 313-317. doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1141.2008.03313
Citation: LI Song, TIAN Ying-zhou, GU Xiao-ming, XIONG Rong-chuan. A New Species of Paramesotriton — Paramesotriton longliensis
(Caudata: Salamandridae). Zoological Research, 2008, 29(3): 313-317. doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1141.2008.03313

A New Species of Paramesotriton — Paramesotriton longliensis
(Caudata: Salamandridae)

doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1141.2008.03313
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  • Corresponding author: TIAN Ying-zhou
  • Received Date: 2007-10-23
  • Rev Recd Date: 1900-01-01
  • Publish Date: 2008-06-22
  • A new species of Paramesotriton longliensis sp.nov. (Holotype: No.0705015, adult male; Allotype: No.0705019, adult female; Paratypes: 10♂♂, 10♀♀) was discovered during a survey of herpetofauna in Shuichang village, Longli County, Guizhou Province between May 4 to May 12, 2007. This new species can be distinguished by the following characteristics: the back part of the upper branchial bone points upwards, an obvious bulge presents on both sides of the branchia vestiges on the head, high edges stick out on the back, there is no fringe on the side of the fingers and toes, but there is a black cuticle at the end, the fold of the tail fin behind the anus is reddish orange, which fades away, while that of the adult male is purplish red, and has no stripes.
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