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Title: A New Salamander of the Genus Onychodactylus from Tsukuba Mountains, Eastern Honshu, Japan (Amphibia, Caudata, Hynobiidae)
Authors: Yoshikawa, Natsuhiko
Matsui, Masafumi
Author's alias: 松井, 正文
Keywords: Caudata
Eastern Japan
Onychodactylus tsukubaensis
Tsukuba Mountains
Issue Date: Feb-2013
Publisher: Herpetological Society of Japan
Journal title: Current Herpetology
Volume: 32
Issue: 1
Start page: 9
End page: 25
Abstract: Recent phylogenetic studies using mtDNA and allozymes have revealed the presence of large genetic differentiation within a Japanese clawed salamander, Onychodactylus japonicus, suggesting the presence of several cryptic taxa in this species. Based on morphological analyses, we describe one of them from the Tsukuba Mountains of Ibaraki Prefecture, in the Kanto district of eastern Honshu, as a new species, Onychodactylus tsukubaensis. It is a member of the japonicus species complex of Onychodactylus, and differs from the other species of the complex by a relatively short tail, wide head, and large number of vomerine teeth.
Rights: © 2013 by The Herpetological Society of Japan
DOI(Published Version): 10.5358/hsj.32.9
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