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Published: 2010-10-19
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A new species in the Tylototriton asperrimus group (Caudata: Salamandridae) from central Laos

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 West Jones Street, Raleigh NC 27601, USA Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, University of California, Berkeley CA 94720-3160, USA
National University of Laos, Faculty of Sciences, Vientiane, Lao PDR Wildlife Conservation Society, P.O. Box 6712, Vientiane, Lao PDR
National University of Laos, Faculty of Sciences, Vientiane, Lao PDR
Nam Theun 2 Watershed Management and Protection Authority, P.O. Box 190, Thakhek, Khammouan Province, Lao PDR
Amphibia Caudata Laos Southeast Asia Tylototriton

Abstract

A new species in the morphologically conservative Tylototriton asperrimus group is described from Khammouan Province, Laos. Molecular phylogenetic analysis of mitochondrial DNA confirms its placement in the T. asperrimus group. Tylototriton notialis sp. nov. is diagnosable in mitochondrial DNA, nuclear DNA, and morphology from its congeners. The new species represents the first record of the genus from Laos, and is the southernmost known member of the T. asperrimus group.

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