Two New Rhacophorid Frogs from Cat Ba Island, Gulf of Tonkin (Hai Phong Province, Vietnam)

Konstantin D. Milto, Nikolay A. Poyarkov, Nikolai L. Orlov, Tao Thien Nguyen


Two new species of microsized rhacophorid frogs of the genera Liuixalus and Philautus are described from Cat Ba island, Gulf of Tonkin, Hai Phong Province, Vietnam, based on field work done in 2008–2011. A diagnosis of the genus Liuixalus is given, with discussion on estimated distribution of this genus. Both new species are potential endemics so far known only for Cat Ba island.


Liuixalus; Philautus; new species; Rhacophoridae; Cat Ba; Hai Phong; Vietnam

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