A new litter frog from China

Main report: A New Species of the Genus Leptobrachium (Anura: Megophryidae) from the Gaoligongshan Mountain Range, Yunnan, China
(Species New to Science)
Other Reporting: Herpetological taxonomy, phylogeny and systematics
Scientific Paper: Zootaxa    (Plazi Treatment)
New Taxa: Leptobrachium tengchongense
Species named for: Tengchong County of Yunnan Province, China.
Categories: Amphibians | New Species

The new species was found mainly on the riparian forest floor, near shallow, clear-water rocky streams in well-preserved montane evergreen broadleaf forest at elevations between 2000–2500 m. Most adult males were found calling with their bodies buried in the moist topsoil and heads hidden under leaf litter, making them difficult to detect ( Fig. 5 A). A few males were calling amongst rock crevices ( Fig. 5 B). No females were detected during the surveys.

Leptobrachium tengchongense

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