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Published: 2008-11-07

A new species of the genus Philautus (Amphibia: Anura: Rhacophoridae) from the Truong Son Range, Quang Binh Province, central Vietnam

Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources, 18 Hoang Quoc Viet, Hanoi, Vietnam Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig, Adenauerallee 160, 53113 Bonn, Germany
University of Bielefeld, Department of Animal Behaviour, Morgenbreede 45, 33615 Bielefeld, Germany
Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig, Adenauerallee 160, 53113 Bonn, Germany
Vietnam National University, Hanoi, University of Science, Faculty of Biology, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Zoological Museum, 334 Nguyen Trai Str., Thanh Xuan, Hanoi, Vietnam
Cologne Zoo, Riehler Straße 173, D-50735 Köln, Germany
Amphibia Rhacophoridae Philautus quyeti sp. n. taxonomy Quang Binh Province Truong Son central Vietnam


We describe a new species of the rhacophorid genus Philautus from the Truong Son, based on two voucher specimens from montane evergreen and karst forests within Quang Binh Province, central Vietnam. Philautus quyeti sp. n. is distinguished from all other small-sized rhacophorid treefrogs with reduced finger webbing by the combination of the following characters: size relatively small; head longer than wide; vomerine teeth absent; tympanum distinct, rounded, wider than disc of finger III; supratympanic fold indistinct; dermal fringe along outer side of forearm, tibia, tarsus and toe IV absent; skin not lumpy or spinulous, dorsal head, back and upper part of flank rough with small sharp tubercles; dark brown pattern forming an inverse Y, notably a triangular spot between eyes that is separated into two bands that continue posteriorly on the back; throat and margin of throat and chest yellow white with brown marbling.


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How to Cite

TRUONG, N. Q., HENDRIX, R., BÖHME, W., THANH, V. N., & ZIEGLER, T. (2008). A new species of the genus <em>Philautus</em> (Amphibia: Anura: Rhacophoridae) from the Truong Son Range, Quang Binh Province, central Vietnam. Zootaxa, 1925(1), 1–13.