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Published: 2011-11-15

Two new species of Theloderma (Anura: Rhacophoridae) from Vietnam

Australian Museum, 6 College St, Sydney, NSW, 2010, Australia
University of Science-Ho Chi Minh City, Faculty of Biology, 227 Nguyen Van Cu, District 5, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
University of Science-Ho Chi Minh City, Faculty of Biology, 227 Nguyen Van Cu, District 5, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources, 18 Hoang Quoc Viet, Hanoi, Vietnam
Biology Faculty, Vinh University, 182 Le Duan St, Vinh City, Vietnam
Amphibia Anura Rhacophoridae Southeast Asia Vietnam


Two new species of rhacophorid frogs in the genus Theloderma are described from high-elevation montane forest on the Kon Tum and Langbian Plateaus in Vietnam, on the basis of morphological and molecular evidence. Both new species are differentiated morphologically from their congeners by their small body size (Theloderma, and are distinct from all congeners sampled (uncorrected sequence divergences at the 16S rRNA gene of >8.5% for all Theloderma for which homologous 16S rRNA sequences are available). The new species are differentiated from each other by dorsal pattern, extent of dorsal asperities, and by mitochondrial DNA.


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How to Cite

ROWLEY, J. J. L., LE, D. T. T., HOANG, H. D., DAU, V. Q., & CAO, T. T. (2011). Two new species of <em>Theloderma </em>(Anura: Rhacophoridae) from Vietnam. Zootaxa, 3098(1), 1–20.