New Korean treefrog species!

Delighted to introduce you to a newly described species, the Yellow-bellied treefrog (Dryophytes flaviventris)! This research is a collaborative effort between researchers of R Korea, DPR Korea and PR China, and it also corrects the relationship between D. immaculatus and D. suweonensis. The three species have diverged about a million years ago and are different based on genomic data, call properties and morphometrics.

D flaviventris graphical abstract
The three treefrogs species from the D. immaculatus group around the Yellow Sea
D flaviventris holotype
An amplexus of the newly described Dryophytes flaviventris

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