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Published: 2019-08-15

First description of the tadpole of Theloderma ryabovi Orlov, Dutta, Ghate et Kent, 2006 (Anura: Rhacophoridae), an endemic mossy frog from Vietnam

Tula Exotarium, Tula, Russia
Zoological Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences (ZIN), St. Petersburg, Russia
Zoological Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences (ZIN), St. Petersburg, Russia
Vietnam National Museum of Nature, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, 18 Hoang Quoc Viet Road, Cau Giay, Hanoi, Vietnam
Amphibia Anura Rhacophoridae


To date, 26 species of Theloderma have been described and all are distributed throughout Southeast Asia from Assam in northeastern India to Myanmar, Indochina, the Malay Peninsula, and the islands of the Greater Sundas: Sumatra and Borneo (Frost 2019). The tadpoles of only 12 species have been described and published: T. asperum (Boulenger); T. auratum Poyarkov, Kropachev, Gogoleva & Orlov; T. bicolor (Bourret); T. corticale (Boulenger); T. gordoni Taylor; T. horridum (Boulenger); T. leave (Smith); T. moloch (Annandale); T. nebulosum Rowley, Le, Hoang, Dau & Cao; T. palliatum Rowley, Le, Hoang, Dau & Cao; T. stellatum Taylor; T. vietnamense Poyarkov, Orlov, Moiseeva, Pawangkhanant, Ruangsuwan, Vassilieva, Galoyan, Nguyen & Gogoleva (Boulenger 1903; Annandale 1912; Wassersug et al. 1981; Inger et al. 1999; Leong & Lim 2003; Inthara et al. 2005; Rowley et al. 2011; Gawor et al. 2012; Orlov et al. 2012; Poyarkov et al. 2015; Kropachev et al. 2018).



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How to Cite

KROPACHEV, I. I., ORLOV, N. L., OSTROSHABOV, A. A., & NGUYEN, T. T. (2019). First description of the tadpole of <em>Theloderma</em> <em>ryabovi</em> Orlov, Dutta, Ghate et Kent, 2006 (Anura: Rhacophoridae), an endemic mossy frog from Vietnam. Zootaxa, 4657(1), 196–200.