A New Species of the Genus Vibrissaphora Liu, 1945 (Anura: Megophryidae) from Mount Ngoc Linh (Kon Tum Province) and Analysis of the Extent of Species Overlap in the Fauna of Amphibians and Reptiles of the North-West of Vietnam and Central Highland

Nikolai L. Orlov

Abstract


A new frog species from southern Vietnam of the family Megophryidae is described from the Ngoc Linh mountain (Kon Tum province, south Vietnam). Vibrissaphora sp. nov. is distinguished from other species of this genus by having the maximum number of keratinized maxillary spines, a different pattern of their arrangement and the most tuberculous integument. This new record is distant from the southernmost locality in the distribution of the Vibrissaphora genus for about 1000 km.

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Megophryidae; Vibrissaphora; Leptobrachium; biogeography; Ngoc Linh mountain; Truong Son mountains; Hoang Lien mountains; Kon Tum province; Lao Cai province; Vietnam; Ailao Shan; Yunnan province; China

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