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New Amphibian and Reptile Species Found in China

Jan 03, 2018     Email"> PrintText Size

A total of 21 new amphibian and reptile species as well as two new subspecies were discovered in China last year, according to a recent academic report.

The new species and subspecies belong to 16 genuses in 10 families, four orders, the report said.

Unlike in 2016 when most newly-discovered species were from southwest China's Yunnan Province and Tibet Autonomous Region, the new species found last year had a vast distribution, stretching more than 10 municipalities and provinces, according to Wang Kai, author of the report and researcher with the Kunming Institute of Zoology.

Wang said researchers also spotted a further two amphibian and reptile species that were never before seen in China.

China was home to 465 amphibians and 481 reptiles at the end of 2017, Wang said. (Xinhua)


(Editor: LIU Jia)



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