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28 December 2007 A New Species of Amolops (Anura: Ranidae) from Southwest China
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A new species of Amolops is described from a mountainous area of southern Yunnan Province, China. The species is unique in having a dark purple dorsum with small light yellow spots. The spots are smaller than the smallest finger disk. Other characters that distinguish this species from other species of Amolops include smooth skin (lacking tubercles) over the entire body and lack of dorsolateral folds, transverse bars on the legs, and a visible pineal body.

2007 by the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
Ding-Qi Rao and Jeffery A. Wilkinson "A New Species of Amolops (Anura: Ranidae) from Southwest China," Copeia 2007(4), 913-919, (28 December 2007). https://doi.org/10.1643/0045-8511(2007)7[913:ANSOAA]2.0.CO;2
Received: 13 October 2006; Accepted: 1 February 2007; Published: 28 December 2007
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