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1 August 2014 First Record of Philautus petilus Stuart and Heatwole, 2004 (Amphibia: Anura: Rhacophoridae) from Vietnam and Its Phylogenetic Position
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A small rhacophorid, Philautus petilus known from only the female holotype, is recorded for the first time outside of the type locality in Laos. Three specimens, containing the first known males of the species, were collected from Muong Nhe Nature Reserve in Dien Bien Province, northwestern Vietnam. The Vietnamese specimens are identified as P. petilus based on morphological similarities with the holotype from Laos. In addition, our molecular data verify the transfer of this species from Philautus to the genus Theloderma.

© 2014 by The Herpetological Society of Japan
Tao Thien Nguyen, Dzung Trung Le, Son Hung Lan Nguyen, Masafumi Matsui, and Truong Quang Nguyen "First Record of Philautus petilus Stuart and Heatwole, 2004 (Amphibia: Anura: Rhacophoridae) from Vietnam and Its Phylogenetic Position," Current Herpetology 33(2), (1 August 2014). https://doi.org/10.5358/hsj.33.112
Accepted: 1 May 2014; Published: 1 August 2014
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