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.