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The Vietnamese population of Megophrys kuatunensis (Amphibia: Megophryidae) represents a new species of Asian horned frog from Vietnam and southern China

Tapley, B., Cutajar, T., Mahony, S., Nguyen, C.T., Dau, V.Q., Nguyen, T.T., Luong, H.V., Rowley, J.J.L. (2017) The Vietnamese population of Megophrys kuatunensis (Amphibia: Megophryidae) represents a new species of Asian horned frog from Vietnam and southern China. Zootaxa, 4344 . pp. 465-492. (doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4344.3.3) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:90573)

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Abstract

The Asian frog genus Megophrys is a diverse group of morphologically conserved, forest-dwelling frogs. The genus harbours highly localised species diversification and new species continue to be described on a regular basis. We examined the taxonomic status of a population of Megophrys frogs from the Hoang Lien Range in northern Vietnam and southern China previously identified as M. kuatunensis (subgenus Panophrys). Preliminary phylogenetic analyses using a fragment of 16S rDNA places the species in question within the Megophrys (subgenus Panophrys) species group, a primarily Chinese radiation within the genus. On the basis of morphological, molecular and bioacoustic data, we conclude that this population does not represent M. kuatunensis, or any known species in the genus. We herein describe this species of Megophrys as new. Known only from Sa Pa District, Lao Cai Province in Vietnam and Jinping County, Yunnan Province in China, the new species is likely to be threatened by ongoing deforestation in the region. We provide an updated species description of M. kuatunensis based on type specimens, and suggest that M. kuatunensis is likely to be restricted to eastern China.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.11646/zootaxa.4344.3.3
Uncontrolled keywords: Amphibia, Bioacoustics, cryptic species, Hoang Lien, Megophrys rubrimera sp. nov., Southeast Asia, tadpole
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > DICE (Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology)
Depositing User: Benjamin Tapley
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2021 09:47 UTC
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2021 11:38 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/90573 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Tapley, B.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9787-3793
Cutajar, T.: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7841-9205
Mahony, S.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8263-6832
Nguyen, C.T.: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8533-9721
Dau, V.Q.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8976-1644
Nguyen, T.T.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5640-4536
Luong, H.V.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7463-1118
Rowley, J.J.L.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2011-9143
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