A New Species of Philautus from Vietnam (Anura: Rhacophoridae)

Nikolai L. Orlov, Thu Cuc Ho

Abstract


Based on the results of own field work (in Vietnam) as well as on the data from the literature and additional museum collections we estimated 48 species (5 genera), belonging to the family Rhacophoridae, occur in Vietnam (Appendix). This estimate is derived from those species that have been examined by ourselves as well as taking into account the current understanding of rhacophorid taxonomy and records (Bain and Nguyen, 2004; Bourret, 1937, 1939, 1942; Frost, 2004; Inger et al, 1999; Matsui and Orlov, 2003; Nguen and Ho, 1996; Ohler et al., 2000; Orlov, 1997; Orlov and Ho, 2000a, 2000b; Orlov et al., 2001, 2002, 2004; Smith, 1924; Ziegler, 2002; Ziegler and Köhler, 2001; Ziegler et al., 2004). In 2003 – 2005 we found a number of records of rhacophorids in provinces Kon Tum, Thua Thien-Hue, Quang Tri, and Quang Binh and in particular the new species of the genus Philautus.

Keywords


Amphibia; Anura; Rhacophoridae; Philautus; new species; Truong Son Mountains; Vietnam

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