Dryophytes flaviventris Borzée and Min, 2020

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Dryophytes > Species: Dryophytes flaviventris

Dryophytes flaviventris Borzée and Min in Borzée, Messenger, Chae, Andersen, Groffen, Kim, An, Othman, Ri, Nam, Bae, Ren, Li, Chuang, Yi, Shin, Kwon, Jang, and Min, 2020, PLoS One, 15(6: e0234299): 17. Holotype: CGRB 15733, by original designation. Type locality: "Iksan, Republic of Korea (35.984462 N, 126.921637 E; . . . )". urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:6155C475-42DA-4888-9F5A-A97EF67081DA

English Names

Yellow-bellied Treefrog (original publication). 

Distribution

Known only from Buyeo, Nonsan and Iksan counties in the southwestern part of the Republic of Korea (south of Chilgap Mountain Range); reported to likely have once occurred in Wanju and Gunsan counties, but now extirpated. 

Comment

Hybridization with Dryophytes japonicus discussed (as Dryophytes suweonensis) by Borzée, Fong, Nguyen, and Jang, 2020, Animals, 10 (764): 1–19. In the Dryophytes immaculatus group and partitioned out of Dryophytes suweonensis on the basis of call, morphology, and molecular characteristics, according to the original publication., discussed the systematics, call, morphology, and biogeography of this species with respect to nearest relatives, Dryophytes immaculatus and Dryophytes flaviventris. See also Lee and Park, 1992, Korean J. Zool., 35: 219-225, reported on geographic variation in mtDNA restriction sites (in the sense of also including Dryophytes suweonensis). Lee, Yang, Kim, Lee, Lee, Yang, and Lee, 1999, Korean J. Genet., 3: 295-301, reported (in the sense of including Dryophytes suweonensis) on sequence divergence from Hyla japonicaBorzée, Kong, Didinger, Nguyen, and Jang, 2018, Herpetol. J., 28: 160–170, discussed mtDNA phylogeography and osteological differences (Dryophytes suweonensis in this study composed of both Dryophytes suweonensis and the subsequently named Dryophytes flaviventris) from Dryophytes immaculatus.

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