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Muansanga L, Malsawmtluangi M V, Hmar G Z, Biakzuala L, Siammawii V, Vabeiryureilai M et al . The first record of Kurixalus yangi Yu, Hui, Rao and Yang, 2018 (Anura: Rhacophoridae) from Mizoram State, India, with a reassessment of previous records of its congeners from Mizoram. JAD 2021; 3 (2) :9-17
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1- Developmental Biology and Herpetology Laboratory, Department of Zoology, Mizoram University, Aizawl, 796004, Mizoram, India
2- Developmental Biology and Herpetology Laboratory, Department of Zoology, Mizoram University, Aizawl, 796004, Mizoram, India , htlrsa@yahoo.co.in
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Based on a collection of Kurixalus specimens collected from different localities in Mizoram State, we report the occurrence of Kurixalus yangi from the State. Species identification was confirmed based on morphology and molecular data (mitochondrial 16S rRNA marker gene sequence). In addition, we confirm the previous record of Kurixalus naso from the same region to be erroneous as it is in fact K. yangi. Herein, we reassess the systematic status of this montane population of Kurixalus from Northeast India and provide evidence for its distinction from Kurixalus naso sensu stricto, thereby reporting K. yangi as an addition to the amphibian fauna of Mizoram. This record represents the southernmost distribution of the species.
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Received: 2020/12/14 | Accepted: 2021/01/28 | Published: 2021/08/12

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