A New Species of Odorrana Inhabiting Complete Darkness in a Karst Cave in Guangxi, China. Mo, Y.; Chen, W.; Wu, H.; Zhang, W.; and Zhou, S. Asian Herpetological Research, 6:11–17, 2015.
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A new species of the genus Odorrana is described from a completely dark karst cave of northeastern Guangxi, southern China. The new species, Odorrana lipuensis sp. nov., can be distinguished from its congeners by a combination of the following characters: medium size(SVL: 40.7–47.7 mm in males, 51.1–55.4 mm in females); tips of all but first finger expanded with circummarginal grooves; smooth, grass-green dorsum with irregular brown mottling; pineal body invisible; throat to upper abdomen with gray mottling; dorsal surfaces of limbs with brown bands; dorsolateral fold absent; tiny spinules on lateral body, temporal region, and anterior and posterior edge of tympanum; white nuptial pad present on finger I; males lacking vocal sacs; females having creamy yellow eggs, without black poles. Uncorrected sequence divergences between O. lipuensis sp. nov. and all homologous 16 S rRNA sequences of Odorrana available on Gen Bank is equal to or greater than 4.9%. Currently, the new species is only known from the type locality.
@article{mo_new_2015,
	title = {A {New} {Species} of {Odorrana} {Inhabiting} {Complete} {Darkness} in a {Karst} {Cave} in {Guangxi}, {China}},
	volume = {6},
	url = {http://www.cnki.com.cn/Article/CJFDTotal-YZLQ201501002.htm},
	abstract = {A new species of the genus Odorrana is described from a completely dark karst cave of northeastern Guangxi, southern China. The new species, Odorrana lipuensis sp. nov., can be distinguished from its congeners by a combination of the following characters: medium size(SVL: 40.7–47.7 mm in males, 51.1–55.4 mm in females); tips of all but first finger expanded with circummarginal grooves; smooth, grass-green dorsum with irregular brown mottling; pineal body invisible; throat to upper abdomen with gray mottling; dorsal surfaces of limbs with brown bands; dorsolateral fold absent; tiny spinules on lateral body, temporal region, and anterior and posterior edge of tympanum; white nuptial pad present on finger I; males lacking vocal sacs; females having creamy yellow eggs, without black poles. Uncorrected sequence divergences between O. lipuensis sp. nov. and all homologous 16 S rRNA sequences of Odorrana available on Gen Bank is equal to or greater than 4.9\%. Currently, the new species is only known from the type locality.},
	urldate = {2019-06-13},
	journal = {Asian Herpetological Research},
	author = {Mo, Yunming and Chen, Weicai and Wu, Huaying and Zhang, Wei and Zhou, Shichu},
	year = {2015},
	keywords = {Anura},
	pages = {11--17}
}
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