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DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1245.2011.00001

Asian Herpetological Research 2011/2:1 PP.1-11

The Systematic Status of Rhacophorid Frogs


Abstract:
The frog family Rhacophoridae recently underwent notable reorganization and taxonomic rearrangement. Several new genera were erected to reflect evolutionary history, including Ghatixalus, Gracixalus, Feihyla, Liuixalus and Raorchestes. Herein, we reviewed the systematics and phylogeny of the rhacophorids, the definition of the family Rhacophoridae and its tribes, and the taxonomic history and diagnoses of the genera of this family. Also, we suggest future directions for research.

Key words:progress, prospect, faunal survey, systematics, amphibian, China

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