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1 August 2014 A New Tree Frog of the Genus Kurixalus (Anura: Rhacophoridae) from Vietnam
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A small rhacophorid frog from southern Vietnam is placed in the genus Kurixalus through molecular phylogenetic analysis. Because it is divergent genetically and morphologically from all known congeners, we describe it as a distinct species, K. viridescens. The species differs from the other congeners by an immaculate green dorsum, which is usually maculated gray to brown in the other species. With the addition of this new species, Vietnam now encompasses seven species of Kurixalus, and can be regarded as the center of speciation of this genus.

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Tao Thien Nguyen, Masafumi Matsui, and Hoang Minh Duc "A New Tree Frog of the Genus Kurixalus (Anura: Rhacophoridae) from Vietnam," Current Herpetology 33(2), 101-111, (1 August 2014). https://doi.org/10.5358/hsj.33.101
Accepted: 1 May 2014; Published: 1 August 2014
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