Phylogenetic Relationships of the Genus Paramesotriton (Caudata: Salamandridae) with the Description of a New Species from Qixiling Nature Reserve, Jiangxi, Southeastern China and a Key to the species

  title={Phylogenetic Relationships of the Genus Paramesotriton (Caudata: Salamandridae) with the Description of a New Species from Qixiling Nature Reserve, Jiangxi, Southeastern China and a Key to the species},
  author={Zhiyong and Yuan and Hai-peng and Zhao and Ke and Jiang and Mian and Hou and Lizhong and He and Robert and W.Murphy and Jing and Che},
  journal={Asian Herpetological Research},
  • Zhiyong, Yuan, +11 authors Che
  • Published 2014
  • Biology
  • Asian Herpetological Research
The matrilineal genealogy of the genus Paramesotriton is hypothesized based on DNA sequences from mitochondrial NADH subunit two(ND2) and its flanking tRNAs(tRNATrp and a partial tRNAAla). The genealogy identifies a highly divergent, unnamed lineage from Qixiling Nature Reserve, Jiangxi, China and places it as the sister taxon of P. chinensis. The newly discovered population differs from other congeners by several features of external morphology including having large clusters of dark brown… Expand

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