A new species of Leptolalax (Anura : Megophryidae) from Southern China

Yikhei SUNG, Jianhuan YANG, Yingyong WANG*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

A new species, Leptolalax laui sp. nov. is described based on specimens collected from Hong Kong and Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province, China. The new species can be distinguished from other known congeners by morphological and molecular data. The new species is characterized by the following characters: 1) small size (adult males SVL 24.8.1 mm-26.7 mm); 2) near immaculate creamy white chest and belly; 3) broad lateral fringes on toes; 4) head longer or as long as wide; 5) distinct dark brown spots in flank; 6) moderate dermal fringes on fingers; 7) brown or reddish-brown dorsum with fine round scattered tubercles; 8) thin traverse brownish-grey bars on the dorsal surface of tibia and lower arms; 9) longitudinal ridges under toes not interrupted at the articulations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-90
Number of pages11
JournalAsian Herpetological Research
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Leptolalax laui sp. nov.
  • Mitochondrial DNA
  • Morphology
  • Taxonomy

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