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A Taxonomic Revision of Liu’s Spiny-frog (Paa liui)
Author of the article:CHEN Ming-yong1,2, HU Jian-sheng1*
Author's Workplace:(1. School of Life Sciences, Yunnan University, Kunming 650091, China; 2. Institute of Xishuangbanna National Nature Reserve)
Key Words:Liu`s spiny-frog(Paa liui);vocal sacless spiny-frog(Rana muta);Yunnan spiny-frog(Paa yunnanensis);homonym;Lugu Lake
Abstract:A morphological study was conducted on some topotypes of Liu’s spiny-frog (Paa liui) which are only distributed in Lugu Lake, the boundary lake between Yunnan and Sichuan Province. Further molecular biological comparisons are also made with populations of P. yunnanensis, Pverrucospinosa and P. chayuensis. The result shows that the Paa liui is not an independent species, and these topotypes of Paa liui belong to a geographical population of P. yunnanensis. Therefore, P. liui should be merged into P. yunnanensis as a homonym
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