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Title: A new species of Chirixalus from Vietnam (Anura : Rhacophoridae)
Authors: Matsui, Masafumi  KAKEN_id
Orlov, Nikolai
Author's alias: 松井, 正文
Keywords: classification
taxonomy
systematics
biogeography
Southeast Asia
Issue Date: Jun-2004
Publisher: Zoological Society of Japan
Journal title: Zoological Science
Volume: 21
Issue: 6
Start page: 671
End page: 676
Abstract: A new rhacophorid species is described on the basis of two specimens collected from Vu Quang Nature Reserve, Ha Tinh Province, central Vietnam. The species has inner and outer fingers that are not opposable, but in order to avoid taxonomic confusion, it is tentatively assigned to the genus Chirixalus. It is a large Chirixalus, having robust body with warty, grayish dorsum and immaculate ventrum, and lacking large pollex, white granules around anus and on limbs, and dark markings on sides of body. It is most similar to C. eiffingeri and C. idiootocus in external morphology, and much different from the other congeners. Generic definition of the genera Chirixalus and Kurixalus is discussed.
Rights: (c) 日本動物学会 / Zoological Society of Japan
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2433/65041
DOI(Published Version): 10.2108/zsj.21.671
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