Description of a New Species of Rhacophorus Genus (Amphibia: Anura: Rhacophoridae) from Kon Cha Rang Area (Gia Lai Province, Vietnam)

Nikolai L. Orlov


A new rhacophorid species of the tribe Rhacophorini, assigned to the genus Rhacophorus on the basis of three specimens collected from the Kon Cha Rang area, 20 km northwest of Tram Lap village, 60 km northwest of the town of Kannack, in the An Khe District, Gia Lai Province, Central Vietnam is described. It is most similar to Rhacophorus calcanaeus, much different from other congeners.


Rhacophoridae; Rhacophorus; a new species; central Vietnam; Gia Lai Province; Kon Cha Rang area

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