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Published: 2013-02-18

A new species of the genus Gracixalus (Amphibia: Anura: Rhacophoridae) from Southern Guangxi, China

Natural History Museum of Guangxi. Nanning 530012, China
Natural History Museum of Guangxi. Nanning 530012, China
Natural History Museum of Guangxi. Nanning 530012, China
Natural History Museum of Guangxi. Nanning 530012, China
Natural History Museum of Guangxi. Nanning 530012, China
Amphibia Gracixalus nonggangensis sp. nov. Rhacophoridae Sino-Vietnam border area Southern China


A new species of the genus Gracixalus is described from Nonggang National Nature Reserve, based on eleven specimens from evergreen karst forests in Sino-Vietnamese border region of southern China. The new species, Gracixalus nonggan-gensis sp. nov., is medium sized species of Gracixalus that can be distinguished from its congeners by a combination of the following characters: SVL ranging from 29.9–35.3 mm in males and 33.6–38.0 mm in females; vomerine teeth absent; distinct tympanum as wide as the disc of finger III; the lower part of the tympanum with many small tubercles; tibiotarsal articulation reaching the tip of the snout; dorsum smooth yellowish-olive in life with a wide, dark-green irregular mark; throat, chest and belly white with light grey-blue tint and brown marbling; broad, dark olive, transverse stripes on limbs; finger webbing absent, toes one-third webbed; male with internal subgular vocal sac. Based on a 16S ribosomal RNA mi-tochondrial gene fragment, G. nonggangensis sp. nov. forms a monophyletic group embedded within the genus Gracixalus.


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How to Cite

MO, Y., ZHANG, W., LUO, Y., ZHOU, S., & CHEN, W. (2013). A new species of the genus <em>Gracixalus</em> (Amphibia: Anura: Rhacophoridae) from Southern Guangxi, China. Zootaxa, 3616(1), 61–72.