Resurrection of genus Nidirana (Anura: Ranidae) and synonymizing N. caldwelli with N. adenopleura, with description of a new species from China

in Amphibia-Reptilia
Restricted Access
Get Access to Full Text
Rent on DeepDyve

Have an Access Token?



Enter your access token to activate and access content online.

Please login and go to your personal user account to enter your access token.



Help

Have Institutional Access?



Access content through your institution. Any other coaching guidance?



Connect

The taxonomy of Babina sensu lato was controversial in the past decades. In this study, the phylogeny of genus Babina sensu lato was re-constructed based on genetic analysis, morphological comparison and advertisement call analysis. We found that Babina sensu stricto and previous subgenus Nidirana should be two distinct genera in the family Ranidae. N. caldwelli is confirmed to be a synonym of N. adenopleura because of the small genetic divergence and the lack of distinct morphological differences. A new species, Nidirana nankunensis sp. nov. is described based on a series of specimens collected from Mt. Nankun, Guangdong Province, China, which can be distinguished from other known congeners by having a behavior of nest construction, distinctive advertisement calls, significant divergence in the mitochondrial genes, and a combination of morphological characters. Currently, the genus Babina contains two species and the genus Nidirana contains eight species.

Amphibia-Reptilia

Publication of the Societas Europaea Herpetologica

Sections

References

ChenL.MurphyR.W.LathropA.NgoA.OrlovN.L.HoC.T.SomorjaiI.L. (2005): Taxonomic chaos in Asian ranid frogs: an initial phylogenetic resolution. Herpetol. J. 15: 231-243.

ChenX.HeK.DingZ.-L.LiG.-M.AdeolaA.C.MurphyR.WangW.-Z.ZhangY.-P. (2016): An improved de novo pipeline for enrichment of high diversity mitochondrial genomes from Amphibia to high-throughput sequencing. BioRxiv. DOI:10.1101/080689.

ChenZ.ZhangJ.ZhaiX.ZhuY.ChenX. (2015): Complete mitochondrial genome of the green odorous frog Odorrana margaretae (Anura: Ranidae). Mitochondrial DNA 26: 487-488.

ChouW.H. (1999): A new frog of the genus Rana (Anura: Ranidae) from China. Herpetologica 55: 389-400.

ChouW.H.LinJ.Y. (1997): Tadpoles of Taiwan. Special Publication, 7: 1-98. National Museum of Natural Science.

ChuangM.F.KamY.C.BeeM.A. (2016): Quantitative description of the vocal repertoire of the territorial olive frog Babina adenopleura from Taiwan. Bioacoustics 25: 1-18.

ChuaynkernY.OhlerA.IntharaC.DuengkaeP.MakchaiS.SalangsinghaN. (2010): A revision of species in the subgenus Nidirana Dubois, 1992, with special attention to the identity of specimens allocated to Rana adenopleura Boulenger, 1909, and Rana chapaensis (Bourret, 1937) (Amphibia: Anura: Ranidae) from Thailand and Laos. Raffles B. Zool. 58: 291-310.

DuboisA. (1992): Notes sur la classification des Ranidae (Amphibiens anoures). Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon 61: 305-352.

FeiL.HuS.Q.YeC.Y.HuangY.Z. (2009): Fauna Sinica. Amphibia, vol. 3. Anura Ranidae. Science Press, Beijing.

FeiL.YeC.Y.JiangJ.P. (2010): Phylogenetic systematics of Ranidae. Herpetol. Sin. 12: 1-43.

FeiL.YeC.Y.JiangJ.P. (2012): Colored Atlas of Chinese Amphibians. Sichuan Publishing Group/Sichuan Publishing House of Science and Technology, Chengdu.

FrostD.R. (2017): Amphibian species of the world, version 6.0, an online reference. Available from: http://research.amnh.org/vz/herpetology/amphibia/. Accessed 18 June 2017.

FrostD.R.GrantT.FaivovichJ.BainR.H.HaasA.HaddadC.F.De SaR.O.ChanningA.WilkinsonM.DonnellanS.C.RaxworthyC.J.CampbellJ.A.BlottoB.L.MolerP.DrewesR.C.NussbaumR.A.LynchJ.D.GreenD.M.WheelerW.C. (2006): The amphibian tree of life. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 297: 1-291.

GillF.B.SlikasB.SheldonF.H. (2005): Phylogeny of Titmice (Paridae): II. Species relationships based on sequences of the mitochondrial Cytochrome-b gene. Auk 122: 121-143.

GosnerK.L. (1960): A simplified table for staging anuran embryos and larvae with notes on identification. Herpetologica 16: 183-190.

GrosjeanS.OhlerA.ChuaynkernY.CruaudC.HassaninA. (2015): Improving biodiversity assessment of anuran amphibians using DNA barcoding of tadpoles. Case studies from Southeast Asia. C. R. Biol. 338: 351-361.

HuangM.DuanR.KongX.WangH.ZhuH. (2016): The complete mitochondrial genome of Amolops wuyiensis (Anura: Ranidae). Mitochondrial DNA Part A 27: 1705-1706.

IwaiN. (2013): Morphology, function and evolution of the pseudothumb in the Otton frog. J. Zool. 289: 127-133.

JiangL.ZhaoL.LiuY.LengZ.ZhaoL.RuanQ. (2017): The complete mitochondrial genome sequence of the Dark-spotted frog Pelophylax nigromaculatus (Amphibia, Anura, Ranidae). Mitochondrial DNA 28: 236-237.

KakehashiR.KurabayashiA.OumiS.KatsurenS.HosoM.SumidaM. (2013): Mitochondrial genomes of Japanese Babina frogs (Ranidae, Anura): unique gene arrangements and the phylogenetic position of genus Babina. Genes Genet. Syst. 88: 59-67.

KurabayashiA.YoshikawaN.SatoN.HayashiY.OumiS.FujiiT.SumidaM. (2010): Complete mitochondrial DNA sequence of the endangered frog Odorrana ishikawae (family Ranidae) and unexpected diversity of mt gene arrangements in ranids. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 56: 543-553.

LiuC.C. (1950): Amphibians of western China. Fieldiana: Zoology Memoirs 2: 1-400.

MatsuiM. (2007): Unmasking Rana okinavana Boettger, 1895 from the Ryukyus, Japan (Amphibia: Anura: Ranidae). Zool. Sci. 24: 199-204.

MatsuiM.UtsunomiyaT. (1983): Mating call characteristics of the frogs of the subgenus Babina with reference to their relationship with Rana adenopleura. J. Herpetol. 17: 32-37.

PopeC.H. (1931): Notes on amphibians from Fukien, Hainan and other parts of China. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 61: 397-611.

RonquistF.TeslenkoM.Van Der MarkP.AyresD.L.DarlingA.HöhnaS.LargetB.LiuL.SuchardM.A.HuelsenbeckJ.P. (2012): MrBayes 3.2: efficient Bayesian phylogenetic inference and model choice across a large model space. Syst. Biol. 61: 539-542.

SavageJ.M. (1975): Systematics and distribution of the Mexican and Central American stream frogs related to Eleutherodactylus rugulosus. Copeia 2: 254-306.

SchmidtK.P. (1925): New Chinese amphibians and reptiles. Am. Mus. Novit. 175: 1-3.

ShanX.XiaY.KakehashiR.KurabayashiA.ZouF.D.ZengX.M. (2016): Complete mitochondrial genome of Amolops mantzorum (Anura: Ranidae). Mitochondrial DNA Part A 27: 705-707.

SilvestroD.MichalakI. (2012): RaxmlGUI: a graphical front-end for RAxML. Org. Divers. Evol. 12: 335-337.

TamuraK.StecherG.PetersonD.FilipskiA.KumarS. (2013): MEGA6: molecular evolutionary genetics analysis, version 6.0. Mol. Biol. Evol. 30: 2725-2729.

ThompsonJ.C. (1912): Prodrome of a description of a new genus of Ranidae from the Loo Choo islands. Herpetological Notices 1: 1-3.

ThompsonJ.D.GibsonT.J.PlewniakF.JeanmouginF.HigginsD.G. (1997): The clustal_x windows interface: flexible strategies for multiple sequence alignment aided by quality analysis tools. Nucleic Acids Res. 25: 4876-4882.

XiangG.S.LiP.X.YangY.R. (2009): Colored Atlas of Amphibians and Reptiles in Taiwan. Owl Publishing House, Taipei.

YuanS.XiaY.ZhengY.ZengX. (2016): Next-generation sequencing of mixed genomic DNA allows efficient assembly of rearranged mitochondrial genomes in Amolops chunganensis and Quasipaa boulengeri. PeerJ 4: e2786.

Figures

  • Collecting localities of the samples used in this study. Circles represent type localities. (1) Yanping District, Nanping City, Fujian; (2) Jingning County, Zhejiang; (3) Mt. Wuyi, Fujian; (4) Jiangshi Nature Reserve, Fujian; (5) Mt. Yashu, Fujian; (6) Jinggangshan Nature Reserve, Jiangxi; (7) Mt. Nankun, Guangdong; (8) Mt. Diaoluo, Hainan; (9) Hejiang County, Sichuan; (10) Mt. Emei, Sichuan; (11) Jiangcheng County, Yunnan; (12) Mt. Gaoligong, Yunnan.

    View in gallery
  • Bayesian inference and maximum-likelihood phylogenies. Numbers above branches indicate Bayesian posterior probabilities and numbers below branches are bootstrap support for maximum likelihood (1000 replicates) analysis.

    View in gallery
  • Advertisement call spectrograms. (A) Nidirana nankunensis sp. nov. from Mt. Nankun; (B) N. hainanensis from Mt. Diaoluo; (C) N. daunchina from Hejiang County; (D) N. caldwelli from Yanping District.

    View in gallery
  • Morphological features of the adult male holotype SYS a005719 of Nidirana nankunensis sp. nov. in life. (A) dorsolateral view; (B) ventral view; (C) right hand; (D) nuptial pad; (E) right foot; (F) posterior part of dorsal surface.

    View in gallery
  • Paratypes and tadpoles of Nidirana nankunensis sp. nov. (A) adult female paratype SYS a005717; (B) adult male paratype SYS a004905; (C) dorsolateral view of the 36th stage tadpole; (D) dorsolateral view of the 29th stage tadpole; (E) labial tooth row formula of the 29th stage tadpole.

    View in gallery
  • (A) Habitat of Nidirana nankunensis sp. nov. in the type locality from Mt. Nankun; (B) The nest opening at the bottom of the pond; (C) The nest opening on the bank; (D) The holotype SYS a005719 in the wild.

    View in gallery

Information

Content Metrics

Content Metrics

All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 5 5 5
Full Text Views 7 7 6
PDF Downloads 2 2 1
EPUB Downloads 0 0 0