First record of the tree-frog genus Liuixalus from Vietnam with the description of a new species (Amphibia: Rhacophoridae)

Tao Thien Nguyen, Masafumi Matsui, Natsuhiko Yoshikawa

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We record a tree frog of the genus Liuixalus for the first time from outside of China and describe it as a new species, Liuixalus catbaensis, on the basis of a single juvenile specimen collected from Cat Ba Island, northern Vietnam. The new species is easily distinguished from all other members of the genus Liuixalus by its uniformly brick-red dorsum lacking dark markings. The biogeographical significance of finding of this species in Vietnam is briefly discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-37
Number of pages9
JournalCurrent Herpetology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Feb



  • Liuixalus catbaensis
  • Mitochondrial phylogeny
  • Southeast asia
  • Taxonomy
  • Zoogeography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology

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