Monday, December 16, 2013

[Herpetology • 1993] Oreolalax multipunctatus • A New Frog of the Genus Oreolalax (Pelobatidae Megophryidae) from Sichuan, China


Oreolalax multipunctatus Wu, Zhao, Inger & Shaffer, 1993


Abstract
A new species of Oreolalax is described from southwestern Sichuan, China. The species is distinguished from its many congeners in Sichuan by its small size (males = 50 mm SVL), smooth dorsum, and its black-spotted body. Unlike all other congeners, tadpoles of the new form have black spots on the body and tail. 


Guan-Fu Wu, Er-Mi Zhao, Robert F. Inger, H. and Bradley Shaffer. 1993. A New Frog of the Genus Oreolalax (Pelobatidae Megophryidae) from Sichuan, China. Journal of Herpetology. 27(4); 410-413.

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