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The Taxonomic Status and Distribution Range of Six Theloderma Species (Anura: Rhacophoridae) with a New Record in China

Hou Mian, Yu Guo-hua, Chen Hong-man, Liao Chang-le, Zhang Li, Chen Jin, Li Pi-peng, Nikolai L. Orlov


The problems of identification, number and distribution of Theloderma species living in China are discussed on the base of new original morphological and molecular data collected during the last years. According to the author’s results there are six known Theloderma species living in China: Theloderma albopunctatum (Liu et Hu, 1962), Theloderma baibungense Jiang, Fei et Huang, 2007, Theloderma bicolor (Bourret, 1937), Theloderma corticale (Boulenger, 1903), Theloderma moloch (Annandale, 1912), and Theloderma rhododiscus Liu et Hu, 1962.


taxonomy; distribution; Theloderma; new records; China

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