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A new species of Theloderma (Amphibia: Anura: Rhacophoridae) from Vietnam

TRUONG QUANG NGUYEN, CUONG THE PHAM, TAO THIEN NGUYEN, HAI NGOC NGO, THOMAS ZIEGLER

Abstract


We describe a new species of Theloderma from northwestern Vietnam based on morphological differences and molecular divergence. Theloderma annae sp. nov. is distinguishable from its congeners on the basis of a combination of the following characters:  Size small, SVL 27.1–28.5 mm in males, 30.3–32.6 mm in females; head longer than wide;  vomerine teeth absent; snout long (SL/SVL 0.16–0.19); spines on upper eyelid absent;  tibiotarsal projection absent; dorsal skin smooth; dermal fringes on forearm and tarsus absent; dorsal surface grayish green; and throat and ventral surface of arms and thighs brown with white spots.

 


Keywords


Amphibia, Theloderma annae sp. nov., karst forest, molecular phylogeny, taxonomy, Hoa Binh Province

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