Quasipaa taoi Pham, Hoang, Phan, Nguyen, and Ziegler, 2022

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Dicroglossidae > Subfamily: Dicroglossinae > Genus: Quasipaa > Species: Quasipaa taoi

Quasipaa taoi Pham, Hoang, Phan, Nguyen, and Ziegler, 2022, ZooKeys, 1124: 29. Holotype: IEBR A.4997, by original designation. Type locality "(15°05'23.3"N, 107°51'17.5"E, at an elevation of 1,560 m asl.) in the evergreen forest of Ngoc Linh Natural Reserve, Xop Commune, Dak Glei District, Kon Tum Province, Vietnam." https://zoobank.org/EEE47B08-108A-49F0-B89E-3512EF353BB1 

English Names

Tao's Spiny Frog (original publication). 

Distribution

Ngoc Linh Mountain of the Central Highlands in Vietnam, and from Xekong Province, Laos. Expected to be more widespread in the Central Highlands of Vietnam and adjacent Laos. 

Comment

Molecular delimitation based on 16s mtDNA alone, although comparative morphometrics were provided. 

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