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Title: Distinct specific status of the Korean brown frog, Rana amurensis coreana (Amphibia : Ranidae)
Authors: Song, Jae-Young
Matsui, Masafumi  KAKEN_id
Chung, Kyu-Hoi
Oh, Hong-Shik
Zhao, Wenge
Author's alias: 松井, 正文
Keywords: mitochondrial 16S rRNA
Issue Date: Feb-2006
Publisher: Zoological Society of Japan
Journal title: Zoological Science
Volume: 23
Issue: 2
Start page: 219
End page: 224
Abstract: We used morphological and genetic data to assess the taxonomic status of Rana amurensis coreana and R. a. amurensis. Morphological comparisons revealed these two subspecies to be different from each other in size of body, nature of tubercles on dorsal stripe, degree of development in toe webbing, and condition of lateral spots of trunk. They were also different in sequence of mitochondrial 16S rRNA gene, with genetic distance as large as those observed among different species of brown frogs. Therefore, Korean populations previously considered a subspecies of R. amurensis should be regarded as a distinct species (=R. coreana).
Rights: (c) 日本動物学会 / Zoological Society of Japan
DOI(Published Version): 10.2108/zsj.23.219
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