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Two new and potentially highly threatened Megophrys Horned frogs (Amphibia: Megophryidae) from Indochina’s highest mountains

Tapley, B., Cutajar, T., Mahony, S., Nguyen, C.T., Dau, V.Q., Luong, A.M., Le, D.T., Nguyen, T.T., Nguyen, T.Q., Portway, C., and others. (2018) Two new and potentially highly threatened Megophrys Horned frogs (Amphibia: Megophryidae) from Indochina’s highest mountains. Zootaxa, 4508 . pp. 301-333. (doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4508.3.1) (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:90574)

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Abstract

Megophrys are a group of morphologically conserved, primarily forest-dependent frogs known to harbour cryptic species diversity. In this study, we examined populations of small-sized Megophrys from mid- and high elevation locations in the Hoang Lien Range, northern Vietnam. On the basis of morphological, molecular and bioacoustic data, individuals of these populations differed from all species of Megophrys known from mainland Southeast Asia north of the Isthmus of Kra and from neighbouring provinces in China. Further, the newly collected specimens formed two distinct species-level groups. We herein describe two new species, Megophrys fansipanensis sp. nov. and Megophrys hoanglienensis sp. nov. Both new species are range restricted and likely to be highly threatened by habitat degradation. These discoveries highlight the importance of the Hoang Lien Range for Vietnam’s amphibian diversity.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.11646/zootaxa.4508.3.1
Uncontrolled keywords: Amphibia, Bioacoustics, Hoang Lien, Megophryinae, Megophrys fansipanensis sp. nov., Megophrys hoanglienensis sp. nov., Panophrys, Southeast Asia, sympatric, Xenophrys
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 09:48 UTC
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2021 13:56 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/90574 (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
Nguyen, T.Q.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6601-0880
Portway, C.: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1767-4282
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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