Abstract

We describe a new species of rhacophorid frog from the Langbian Plateau in southern Vietnam. vampyrus sp. nov. is distinguished from its congeners by a combination of: a pale tan to brick red dorsum; white throat, chest and belly; black flanks and anterior and posterior surface of thighs; grey to black webbing between fingers and toes; reduced finger webbing; and pointed projection at tibiotarsal articulation. At present, the new species is known from montane evergreen forest between 1470–2004 m elevation. Rhacophorus vampyrus sp. nov. is a phytotelm breeder, depositing eggs in foam nests in small tree-holes.

Key words: Anura, Rhacophoridae, Southeast Asia, Vietnam

Bibliographic Data

Title
A new tree frog of the genus Rhacophorus (Anura: Rhacophoridae) from southern Vietnam
Author
Rowley, J. J. L; Le, T. T. D; Tran, T. A. D; Stuart, B. L; Hoang, D. H
Year
2010
Publication Type
Refereed Article
Journal
Zootaxa
Number of pages
45-55
Volume
2727