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Zoological Research
Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
ISSN: 2095-8137
Vol. 42, No. 2, 2021, pp. 227-233
Bioline Code: zr21028
Full paper language: English
Document type: Letter to the Editor
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Zoological Research, Vol. 42, No. 2, 2021, pp. 227-233

 en A new species of Kurixalus (Anura, Rhacophoridae) from Guizhou, China
Zeng, Juan; Wang, Ji-Shan; Yu, Guo-Hua & Du, Li-Na


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 check for this species in other resources , 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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