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A new small-sized Theloderma (Anura: Rhacophoridae) from Laos

National University of Laos, Faculty of Natural Science, Department of Biology, P.O. Box 2273, Dong Dok Campus, Vientiane, Laos
National University of Laos, Faculty of Natural Science, Department of Biology, P.O. Box 2273, Dong Dok Campus, Vientiane, Laos
National University of Laos, Faculty of Natural Science, Department of Biology, P.O. Box 2273, Dong Dok Campus, Vientiane, Laos Kasetsart University, Faculty of Science, Department of Zoology, Chatuchak, Bangkok, 10900, Thailand
National University of Laos, Faculty of Natural Science, Department of Biology, P.O. Box 2273, Dong Dok Campus, Vientiane, Laos
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 West Jones Street, Raleigh NC 27601, USA
Amphibia Nam Lik Reservoir Frankixalus Nasutixalus Theloderma lateriticum Theloderma moloch


A new species of the rhacophorid frog genus Theloderma is described from the forested shoreline of the Nam Lik Reservoir, Vientiane Province, Laos. The new species differs from its congeners by having the combination of males with SVL 17.0–20.6; pearly asperities on dorsum; no vomerine teeth; disc diameter of finger III ca. 40% of tympanum diameter; uniformly gray venter; light brown dorsum with darker brown and black markings; and a uniformly bronze iris with small black reticulations. Molecular phylogenetic analysis of mitochondrial DNA sequence data infers that the new species is most closely related to T. lateriticum from northern Vietnam. Evidence for the monophyly of Theloderma is reviewed.



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