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Chatmongkon SUWANNAPOOM, Zhi-Yong YUAN, Nikolay A. POYARKOV Jr., Fang YAN, Somboon KAMTAEJA, Robert W. MURPHY, Jing CHE. A new species of genus Fejervarya (Anura: Dicroglossidae) from northern Thailand. Zoological Research, 2016, 37(6): 327-337. doi: 10.13918/j.issn.2095-8137.2016.6.327
Citation: Chatmongkon SUWANNAPOOM, Zhi-Yong YUAN, Nikolay A. POYARKOV Jr., Fang YAN, Somboon KAMTAEJA, Robert W. MURPHY, Jing CHE. A new species of genus Fejervarya (Anura: Dicroglossidae) from northern Thailand. Zoological Research, 2016, 37(6): 327-337. doi: 10.13918/j.issn.2095-8137.2016.6.327

A new species of genus Fejervarya (Anura: Dicroglossidae) from northern Thailand

doi: 10.13918/j.issn.2095-8137.2016.6.327
Funds:  This work was supported by the Program of the Southeast Asia Biodiversity Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences (Y4ZK111B01:2015CASEABRI002), National Natural Science Foundation of China (31501843), and Animal Branch of the Germplasm Bank of Wild Species, Chinese Academy of Sciences (Large Research Infrastructure Funding). Chatmongkon Suwannapoom was sponsored by the Chinese Academy of Sciences Visiting Fellowship for Researchers (Postdoc.) from Developing Countries (2013FFS130015). Nikolay A. Poyarkov was supported by the Russian Science Foundation (RSF grant No_14-50-00029). Robert Murphy was supported by a NSERC Discovery Grant (3148), the ROM Foundation, and the ROM Members Volunteer Committee
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  • Corresponding author: Jing CHE
  • Received Date: 2016-07-20
  • Rev Recd Date: 2016-10-17
  • Publish Date: 2016-11-18
  • We describe a new species of frog in the dicroglossid genus Fejervarya from Ban Monjong, Omkoi District, Chiang Mai Province, northern Thailand. Analysis of DNA sequence data from the mitochondrial gene 16S, advertisement calls, and morphological distinctiveness support recognition of the new species. Matrilineal genealogy suggests that the new population from Chiang Mai is a sister taxon to the South Asian clade that includes F. syhadrensis, F. granosa, and F. pierrei. The new species, Fejervarya chiangmaiensis sp. nov ., differs morphologically from its congeners by its relatively small body size and proportions and the presence of dorsal warts and dermal ridges. Discovery of this new species indicates that the biodiversity of amphibians in this region remains underestimated.
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