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Zoological Research
Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
ISSN: 2095-8137
Vol. 29, No. 3, 2008, pp. 313-317
Bioline Code: zr08048
Full paper language: Chinese
Document type: Research Article
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Zoological Research, Vol. 29, No. 3, 2008, pp. 313-317

 en A New Species of Paramesotriton - Paramesotriton longliensis check for this species in other resources (Caudata: Salamandridae)
LI, Song; TIAN, Ying-zhou; GU, Xiao-ming & XIONG, Rong-chuan


A new species of Paramesotriton longliensis check for this species in other resources 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.

Amphibia; Caudata; Salamandridae; Paramesotriton; Paramesotriton longliensis; New species

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