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Jing Che
Highest Education 
Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences 32 Jiaochang Donglu, Kunming, Yunnan, 650223, P.R. China
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Research Interest:

Research in my laboratory focuses on the population, evolutionary, and conservation genetics of amphibians and reptiles using a combination of fieldwork and molecular genetic analyses. We are interested in how historical and ongoing processes have shaped the patterns of biodiversity of amphibians and reptiles that exist today, and what contemporary patterns of genetic variation can tell us about the history, ecology, evolutionary attributes and conservation status.

Much of our current work is engaged in species from three interesting regions: China’s Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau and Hengduan Mountain Ranges, Southeast Asia, and the mainland of East China and nearby islands.

Most of the work in the lab is organized around themes shown as below:

1)      Using “DNA Barcode” technique in combination of morphological and ecological studies, to investigate diversity of cryptic species and improve our knowledge on overall herpetological diversity in China and Southeast Asia

2)      Systematics (mostly focus on the molecular phylogeny of amphibians, reptiles to a lesser)

3)      Biogeography (especially mechanisms of speciation and biodiversity formation, ,······)

4)      Conservation genetics (Chinese giant salamander,······)

5)      Phenotypic adaptation to local environment and its underlying evolutionary mechanisms: Combined with ecological, behavioral, physiological, genetic and other aspects, we would like to explore the phenotypic adaptation and its evolutionary mechanism for those typical amphibians tolerant of extreme environments.

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Supported Projects:




Principal Investigator

Major Program of National Natural Science Foundation of China

“DNA Barcode, detection of cryptic biodiversity, and phylogenetic studies on some amphibians and reptiles”


CHE Jing

Major Innovation Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences

“The evolution of amphibian fauna between South China and Indochina: A case study from the comparative phylogeography of three anuran frogs”


CHE Jing

Darwin initiative programme

“A sustainable future for Chinese giant salamander”


CHE Jing

Selected Publication:

(*corresponding author; # equal first author)


1.      Gao Wei#, Sun YB#, Zhou WW#, Xiong ZJ#, Chen LN, Li H, Fu TT, Xu K, Xu W, Ma L, Chen YJ, Xiang XY, Zhou L, Zeng T, Zhang S, Jin JQ, Chen HM, Zhang GJ, Hillis DM*, Ji X*, Zhang YP*, and Che J*. 2019. Genomic and transcriptomic investigations of the evolutionary transition from oviparity to viviparity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 116(9): 3646–3655.

2.      Nneji Lotanna M., Adeola AC, Yan F, Okeyoyin AO, Oladipo OC, Saidu Y, Samuel D, Nneji LC, Adeyi AO, Onadeko AB, Olagunju TE, Omotoso O, Oladipo SO, Iyiola OA, Usongo JY, Auta T, Usman AD, Abdullahi H, Ikhimiukor OO, Zhou WW, Jin JQ, Ugwumba OA, Ugwumba AAA, Peng MS, Murphy RW*, Che J*. 2019. Genetic variation and cryptic lineage diversity of the Nigerian red-headed rock agama Agama agama associate with eco-geographic zones. Current Zoology, 022019, 1–12.

3.      Wang Kai*, Che J*, Lin SM, Deepak V, Aniruddha DR, Jiang K, Jin JQ, Chen HM, Siler CD. 2019. Multilocus phylogeny and revised classification for mountain dragons of the genus Japalura s.l. (Reptilia: Agamidae: Draconinae) from Asia. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 185(1): 246–267.

4.      Wang Kai*, Jiang K, Ren JL, Zou DH, Wu JW, Che J, Siler CD. 2019. A new species of Dwarf Japalura (Reptilia: Squamata: Agamidae) from the upper Mekong river in Eastern Tibet, China, with notes on morphological variation, distribution, and conservation of two congeners along the same river. Zootaxa. 4544(4): 505–522

5.      Yuan ZhiYong#*, Liu XL#, Wang K, Wang J, Chen JM, Jin JQ, Wei PF, Zhou JJ, Che J*. 2019. Nidirana chapaensis (Bourret, 1937), one additional anuran species for the amphibian fauna of China. Zootaxa. 4571 (4): 580–588.

6.      Yuan Zhiyong#,  Zhang BL#,  Raxworthy CJ, Weisrock DW, Hime PM, Jin JQ, Lemmon EM, Lemmon AR, Holland SD, Kortyna ML,  Zhou WW, Peng MS, . Che J*, Prendini E. 2019. Natatanuran frogs used the Indian Plate to step-stone disperse and radiate across the Indian Ocean. National Science Review. 6(1): 240–252.


7.      Chen Jinmin#, Poyarkov Jr NA#, Suwannapoom C#, Lathrop A#, Wu YH, Zhou WW, Yuan ZY, Jin JQ, Chen HM, Liu HQ, Nguyen TQ, Nguyen SN, Duong TV, Eto K, Nishikawa K, Matsui M, Orlov NL, Stuart BL, Brown RM, Rowley JJL*, Murphy RW*, Wang YY*, Che J*. 2018. Large-scale phylogenetic analyses provide insights into unrecognized diversity and historical biogeography of Asian leaf-litter frogs, genus Leptolalax (Anura: Megophryidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 124: 162–171.

8.      Nneji Lotanna M., Adeola AC, Yan F, Okeyoyin AO, Oladipo OC, Olagunju TE, Omotoso O, Oladipo SO, Iyiola OA, Auta T, Usman AD, Abdullahi H, Peng MS, Jin JQ, Murphy RW, Ugwumba AAA*, Che J*. 2018. Cryptic Lineages of Nigerian Agama (Squamata: Agamidae) within the West African Radiation. Russian Journal of Herpetology. 25(2): 97-112.

9.      Poyarkov, Jr. Nikolay A.*, Suwannapoom C, Pawangkhanant P, Aksornneam A, Duong TV, Korost DV, Che J. 2018. A new genus and three new species of miniaturized microhylid frogs from Indochina (Amphibia: Anura: Microhylidae: Asterophryinae). Zoological Research. 39(3): 130–157.

10.   Sun Yanbo. 2018. FasParser2: a graphical platform for batch manipulation of tremendous amount of sequence data. Bioinformatics. 34(14): 2493-2495.

Sun Yanbo#, Fu TT#, Jin JQ, Murphy RW, Hillis DM*, Zhang YP*, Che J*. 2018. Species groups distributed across elevational gradients reveal convergent and continuous genetic adaptation to high elevations. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.

12.   Turvey Samuel T *, Chen S, Tapley B, Wei G, Xie F, Yan F, Yang J, Liang ZQ, Tian HF, Wu MY, Okada S, Wang J, Lü JC, Zhou F, Papworth SK, Redbond J, Brown T, Che J, Cunningham AA*. 2018. Imminent extinction in the wild of the world's largest amphibian. Current Biology. 28(10): R592–R594.

13.   Wang Guodong#, Zhang BL#, Zhou WW, Li YX, Jin JQ, Shao Y, Yang HC, Liu YH, Yan F, Chen HM, Jin L, Gao F, Zhang YG, Li HP, Mao BY, Murphy RW, Wake DB*, Zhang YP*, Che J*. 2018. Selection and environmental adaptation along a path to speciation in the Tibetan frog Nanorana parkeri. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 115(22): E5056–E5065.

14.   Wang Kai*, Jiang K, Deepak V, Abhijit D, Hou M, Che J, Siler CD. 2018. On the Occurrences of Japalura kumaonensis and Japalura tricarinata (Reptilia: Sauria: Draconinae) in China. Herpetologica. 74(2): 181–190.

15.   Wang Kai*, Jiang K, Wang YF, Poyarkov Jr NA, Che J, Siler CD. 2018. Discovery of Japalura chapaensis Bourret, 1937 (Reptilia: Squamata: Agamidae) from Southeast Yunnan Province, China. Zoological Research. 39(2): 105–113.

16.   Xie Yulin, Wang P, Zhong GH, Zhu F, Liu Q, Che J, Shi L, Murphy RW, Guo P*. 2018. Molecular phylogeny found the distribution of Bungarus candidus in China (Squamata: Elapidae). Zoological Systematics. 43(1): 109–117.

17.   Yan Fang, Lü JC, Zhang BL, Yuan ZY, Zhao HP, Huang S, Wei G, Mi X, Zou DH, Xu W, Chen S, Wang J, Xie F, Wu MY, Xiao HB, Liang ZQ, Jin JQ, Wu SF, Xu CS, Tapley B, Turvey ST, Papenfuss TJ, Cunningham AA, Murphy RW*, Zhang YP*, Che J*. 2018. The Chinese giant salamander exemplifies the hidden extinction of cryptic species. Current Biology. 28(10): R590-R592.

18.   Yuan ZY, Jin JQ, Li JN, Stuart BL, Wu J*. 2018. A new species of cascade frog (Amphibia: Ranidae) in the Amolops monticola group from China. Zootaxa. 4415(3): 498–512.


19.   Chen Jinmin, Zhou WW, Poyarkov Jr NA, Stuart LB, Brown RM, Lathrop A, Wang YY, Yuan ZY, Jiang K, Hou M, Chen HM, Suwannapoom C, Nguyen SN, Duong TV, Papenfuss TJ, Murphy RW, Zhang YP*, Che J*. 2017. A novel multilocus phylogenetic estimation reveals unrecognized diversity in Asian horned toads, genus Megophrys sensu lato (Anura: Megophryidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 106: 28-43.

20.   Fei Liang, Ye CY, Wang YF, Jiang K*. 2017. A new species of the genus Amolops (Anura: Ranidae) from high-altitude Sichuan, southwestern China, with a discussion on the taxonomic status of Amolops kangtingensis. Zoological Research. 38(3): 138-145.

21.   Hou Mian, Yu GH, Chen HM, Liao CL, Zhang L, Chen J, Li PP, Orlov NL*. 2017. The taxonomic status and distribution range of six Theloderma species (Anura: Rhacophoridae) with a new record in China. Russian Journal of Herpetology. 24(2): 99–127.

22.   Huang Xunhe#, Wu YJ#, Miao YW#, Peng MS#, Chen X, He DL, Suwannapoom C, Du BW, Li XY, Weng ZX, Jin SH, Song JJ, Wang MS, Chen JB, Li WN, Otecko NO, Geng ZY, Qu XY, Wu YP, Yang XR, Jin JQ, Han JL, Zhong FS*, Zhang XQ*, Zhang YP*. 2017. Was chicken domesticated in northern China? New evidence from mitochondrial genomes. Science Bulletin. 63(12): 743–746.

23.   Nguyen Sang Ngoc*, Nguyen LT, Nguyen VDH, Phan HT, Jiang K, Murphy RW. 2017. A new species of the genus Oligodon Fitzinger, 1826 (Squamata: Colubridae) from Cu Lao Cham Islands, central Vietnam. Zootaxa. 4286(3): 333–346.

24.   Nguyen Sang Ngoc*, Nguyen VDH, Nguyen TQ, Le NTT, Nguyen LT, Vo BD, Vindum JV, Murphy RW, Che J, Zhang YP. 2017. A new color pattern of the Bungarus candidus complex (Squamata: Elapidae) from Vietnam based on morphological and molecular data. Zootaxa. 4268(4): 563-572.

25.   Nguyen Sang Ngoc, Zhou WW, Le TNT, Tran ADT, Jin JQ, Vo BD, Nguyen LT, Nguyen TT, Nguyen TQ, Hoang DD, Orlov NL, Che J, Murphy RW*, Zhang YP. 2017. Cytonuclear Discordance, Cryptic Diversity, Complex Histories, and Conservation Needs in Vietnamese Bent-toed Geckos of the Cyrtodactylus irregularis Species Complex. Russian Journal of Herpetology. 24(2): 133-154.

26.   Poyarkov Jr. Nikolay A.*, Duong TV, Orlov NL, Gogoleva SS, Vassilieva AB, Nguyen LT, Nguyen VDH, Nguyen SN, Che J, Mahony S*. 2017. Molecular, morphological and acoustic assessment of the genus Ophryophryne (Anura, Megophryidae) from Langbian Plateau, southern Vietnam, with description of a new species. ZooKeys. 672: 49–120.

27.   Sun Yanbo*. 2017. FasParser: a package for manipulating sequence data. Zoological Research. 38(2): 110-112.

28.   Suwannapoom Chatmongkon, Yuan ZY, Jiang K, Yan F, Gao W, Che J*. 2017. A new species of rain-pool frog (Dicroglossidae: Fejervarya) from western Thailand. Zoological Research. 38(5): 243-250.

29.   Wang Kai*, Ren JL, Jiang K, Yuan ZY, Che J, Siler CD. 2017. Rediscovery of the enigmatic Mountain Dragon, Japalura yulongensis (Reptilia: Sauria: Agamidae), with notes on its natural history and conservation. Zootaxa. 4318(2): 351–363.

30.   Yuan Zhiyong#*, SUN RD#, Chen JM, Rowley JJL, Wu ZJ, Hou SB, Wang SN, Che J*. 2017. A new species of the genus Leptolalax (Anura: Megophryidae) from Guangxi, China. Zootaxa. 4300 (4): 551–570.

31.   Zhao Haipeng, Yang JX, Wang CP, Li PP, Murphy RW, Che J*, Yuan ZY*. 2017. A new species of the genus Rana from Henan, central China (Anura, Ranidae). ZooKeys. 694: 95–108.

32.   Zhou Weiwei, Jin JQ, Wu J, Chen HM, Yang JX, Murphy RW, and Che J*. 2017. Mountains too high and valleys too deep drive population structuring and demographics in a Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau frog Nanorana pleskei (Dicroglossidae). Ecology and Evolution. 7(1): 240–252.

33. 侯绍兵, 袁智勇, 蒋珂, 赵连生, 王绍能, 武正军*, 车静*. 2017. 广西两栖类新纪录———绿背树蛙及其与形态相似种的比较. 四川动物. 6(1): 59-60 Rhacophorus dorsoviridis Bourret, a New Record of Family Rhacophoridae to Guangxi. Sichuan Journal of Zoology.

34. 李成, 谢锋, 车静, 江建平*. 2017. 中国关键地区两栖爬行动物多样性监测与研究. 生物多样性. 25(3): 246-254

35.   刘宝权, 王聿凡*, 蒋珂, 陈宏满, 周佳俊, 许济南, 吴丞昊. 2017. 中国浙江发现树蛙属一新种(两栖纲:树蛙科). 动物学杂志. 52(3): 361 ~ 372.

36.   王聿凡, 刘宝权*, 蒋珂, 金伟, 许济南, 吴丞昊. 2017. 中国浙江省发现异角蟾属一新种(两栖纲: 角蟾科). 动物学杂志. 52(1): 19 ~ 29.


37.   Che Jing*, Wang K. 2016. AmphibiaChina: an online database of Chinese Amphibians. Zoological Research. 37(1): 57-59.

38.   Guo Peng#*, Liu Q#, Chu F, Zhong GH, Chen X, Myers EA, Che J, Zhang L, Ziegler T, Nguyen TQ, Burbrink FT. 2016. Complex longitudinal diversification across South China and Vietnam in Stejneger's pit viper, Viridovipera stejnegeri (Schmidt, 1925) (Reptilia: Serpentes: Viperidae). Molecular Ecology. 25: 2920–2936.

39.   Jiang Ke#, Yan F#, Wang K, Zou DH, Li C, Che J*. 2016. A new genus and species of treefrog from Medog, southeastern Tibet, China (Anura, Rhacophoridae). Zoological Research. 37(1): 15-20.

40.   Jiang Ke, Wang K, Yan F, Xie J, Zhou DH, Jiang JP, Li C, Che J*. 2016. A new species of the genus Amolops (Amphibia: Ranidae) from southeastern Tibet, China. Zoological Research. 37(1): 31-40.

41.   Jiang Ke#, Wang K#, Zhou DH, Yan F, Li PP, Che J*. 2016. A new species of the genus Scutiger (Anura: Megophryidae) from Medog of southeastern Tibet, China. Zoological Research. 37(1): 21-30.

42.   Suwannapoom Chatmongkon#, Yuan ZY#, Chen JM, Hou M, Zhao HP, Wang LJ, Nguyen TS, Nguyen QT, Murphy WR, Sullivan J, Mcleod DS, Che J*. 2016. Taxonomic revision of the Chinese Limnonectes (Anura, Dicroglossidae) with the description of a new species from China and Myanmar. Zootaxa. 4093 (2): 181–200.

43.   Suwannapoom Chatmongkon, Yuan ZY, Poyarkov Jr NA, Yan F, Kamtaeja S, Murphy RW, Che J*.2016. A new species of genus Fejervarya (Anura: Dicroglossidae) from northern Thailand. Zoological Research. 37(6): 327-337.

44.   Wang Kai*, Jiang K, Zhou DH, Yan F, Siler CD, Che J*. 2016. Two new species of Japalura (Squamata: Agamidae) from the Hengduan Mountain Range, China. Zoological Research. 37(1): 41-56.

45.   Yan Fang#, Jiang K#, Wang K, Jin JQ, Suwannapoom C, Li C, Vindum JV, Brown RM, Che J*. 2016. The Australasian frog family Ceratobatrachidae in China, Myanmar and Thailand: discovery of a new Himalayan forest frog clade. Zoological Research. 37(1): 7-14.

46.   Yuan Zhiyong, Suwannapoom C, Yan F, Poyarkov JRNA, Nguyen NS, Chen HM, Chomdej S, Murphy WR, Che J*. 2016. Red River barrier and Pleistocene climatic fluctuations shaped the genetic structure of Microhyla fissipes complex (Anura: Microhylidae) in southern China and Indochina. Current Zoology. 62(6): 531–543.

47.   Yuan Zhiyong, Wu YK, Zhou JJ, Che J*. 2016. A new species of the genus Paramesotriton (Caudata: Salamandridae) from Fujian, southeastern China. ZOOTAXA. 4205(6): 549-563.

48. Yuan Zhiyong #, Zhang BL#, Che J*. 2016. A new species of the genus Pachytriton (Caudata: Salamandridae) from Hunan and Guangxi, southeastern China. ZOOTAXA. 4085(2): 219-232.

49.   Yuan Zhiyong#, Zhow WW#, Chen X#, Poyarkov JR NA, Chen HM, Jang-Liaw NH, Chou WH, Matzke NJ, Iizuka K, Min MS, Kuzmin SL, Zhang YP*, Cannatella DC*, Hillis DM*, Che J*. 2016. Spatiotemporal diversification of the true frogs (Genus Rana): A historical framework for a widely studied group of model organisms. Systematic Biology. 65(5): 824-842.

50.   Zhu Fei, Liu Q, Che J, Zhang L, Chen X, Yan F, Murphy R, Guo C, Guo P*. 2016. Molecular phylogeography of white-lipped tree viper (Trimeresurus; Viperidae). ZOOLOGICA SCRIPTA. 45(3): 252-262.

51. Zou Dahu #, Yan F#, Jiang K, Che J, Murphy RW, Papenfuss TJ, Duan SQ*, Huang S*. 2016. Discovery of Female Laudakia papenfussi Zhao, 1998, with Insights into its Phylogenetic Relationships. Asian Herpetological Research. 7(2): 122–130.

52. 蒋珂, 王剀, 杨军校, 金洁琼, 邹大虎, 颜芳, 潘虎君, 车静*. 2016. 西藏两栖纲新纪录两种及缅甸树蛙记述. 四川动物. 35(2): 210–216. Two New Records of Amphibia from Tibet, China, with Description of Rhacophorus burmanus. Sichuan Journal of Zoology.


53.   Geng Xiaofang, Wei H, Shang HT, Zhou MH, Chen B, Zhang FC, Zang XY, Li PF, Sun JY, Che J, Zhang YP*, Xu CS*. 2015. Data from proteomic analysis of the skin of Chinese giant salamander (Andrias davidianus). Data in Brief. 3: 99-102.

54.   Shao Yong, Wang LJ, Zhong L, Hong ML, Chen HM, Murphy RW, Wu DD*, Zhang YP*, Che J*. 2015. Transcriptomes reveal the genetic mechanisms underlying ionic regulatory adaptations to salt in the crab-eating frog. Scientific Reports. 5: 17551.

55.   Song Bo, Cheng SF, Sun YB, Zhong X, Jin JQ, Guan R, Murphy RW, Che J, Zhang YP, Liu X*. 2015. A genome draft of the legless anguid lizard, Ophisaurus gracilis. Gigascience, 4: 17.

56.   Sun Yanbo#, Xiong ZJ#, Xiang XY#, Liu SP, Zhou WW, Tu XL, Zhong L, Wang L, Wu DD, Zhang BL, Zhu CL, Yang MM, Chen HM, Li F, Zhou L, Feng SH, Huang C, Zhang GJ, Irwin D, Hillis DM*, Murphy RW, Yang HM, Che J*, Wang J*, Zhang YP*. 2015. Whole-genome sequence of the Tibetan frog Nanorana parkeri and the comparative evolution of tetrapod genomes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 112(11): E1257-E1262.

57.   Wang Kai, Jiang K, Pan G, Hou M, Slier CD, Che J*. 2015. A New Species of Japalura (Squamata: Sauria: Agamidae) from Upper Lancang (Mekong) Valley of Eastern Tibet, China. Asian Herpetological Research. 6(3): 159–168.


58.   Chen Xin#, Jiang K#, Guo P, Huang S, Rao DQ, Ding L, Takeuchi H, Che J, Zhang YP, Myers EA, Burbrink FT*. 2014. Assessing species boundaries and the phylogenetic position of the rare Szechwan ratsnake, Euprepiophis perlaceus (Serpentes: Colubridae), using coalescent-based methods. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 70: 130-136.

59.   Lei Juan, Sun XY, Jiang K, Vogel G, Booth DT, Ding L*. 2014. Multilocus Phylogeny of Lycodon and the Taxonomic Revision of Oligodon multizonatum. Asian Herpetological Research. 5(1): 26–37.

60. Nguyen Sang Ngoc, Yang JX, Le TNT, Nguyen LT, Orlov NL, Hoang CV, Nguyen TQ, Jin JQ, Rao DQ, Hoang TN, Che J, Murphy RW*, Zhang YP*. 2014. DNA barcoding of Vietnamese bent-toed geckos (Squamata: Gekkonidae: Cyrtodactylus) and the description of a new species. Zootaxa. 3784(1): 48-66.

61.   Yuan Zhiyong, Zhao HP, Jiang K, Hou M, He LZ, Murphy RW, Che J*. 2014. 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. Asian Herpetological Research. 5(2): 67–79.

62. Zhou Weiwei, Zhang BL, Chen HM, Jin JQ, Yang JX, Wang YY, Jiang K, Murphy RW, Zhang YP*, Che J*. 2014. DNA barcodes and species distribution models evaluate threats of global climate changes to genetic diversity: a case study from Nanorana parkeri (Anura: Dicroglossidae). Plos One. 9(8): e103899.

63.   Zhu Yuqin #, Li ZT#, Liu H, He XQ, Zhang Y, Jin JQ, Che J, Li C, Chen WL, Lai R*, Liu JZ*. 2014. Novel analgesic peptides from the tree frog of Hyla japonica. BIOCHIMIE. 99: 38-43.


64.   Jiang Ke, Yan F, Suwannapoom C, Chomdej S, Che J*. 2013. A new species of the genus Leptolalax (Anura: Megophryidae) from northern Thailand. Asian Herpetological Research. 4(2): 100–108.

65.   Murphy Robert W.*, Crawford AJ, Bauer AM, Che J, Donnellan SC, Fritz U, Haddad CFB, Nagy ZT, Poyarkov NA, Vences M, Wang WZ, Zhang YP. 2013. Cold Code: the global initiative to DNA barcode amphibians and nonavian reptiles. Molecular Ecology Resources. 13(2): 161–167.

66.   Nguyen Sang Ngoc#, Le TNT#, Tran TAD, Orlov NL, Lathrop A, Macculloch RD, Le TDT, Jin JQ, Nguyen LT, Nguyen TT, Hoang DD, Che J*, Murphy RW*, Zhang YP*. 2013. Phylogeny of the Cyrtodactylus irregularis species complex (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Vietnam with the description of two new species. Zootaxa. 3737(4): 399–414.

67.   Yan Fang, Zhou WW, Zhao HT, Yuan ZY, Wang YY, Jiang K, Jin JQ, Murphy RW, Che J*, Zhang YP*. 2013. Geological events play a larger role than Pleistocene climatic fluctuations in driving the genetic structure of Quasipaa boulengeri (Anura: Dicroglossidae). Molecular Ecology. 22(4): 1120–1133.

68.   Yuan Zhiyong, Jiang K, Ding LM, Zhang L, Che J*. 2013. A New Newt of the Genus Cynops (Caudata: Salamandridae) from Guangdong, China. Asian Herpetological Research. 4(2): 116–123.

69.   Zhou Weiwei, Yan F, Fu JZ, Wu SF, Murphy RW, Che J*, Zhang YP*. 2013. River islands, refugia and genetic structuring in the endemic brown frog Rana kukunoris (Anura, Ranidae) of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. Molecular Ecology. 22: 130-142.


70.   Che Jing#, Chen HM#, Yang JX, Jin JQ, Jiang K, Yuan ZY, Murphy RW, Zhang YP*. 2012. Universal COI primers for DNA barcoding amphibians. Molecular Ecology Resources. 12(2): 247–258.

71.   David Patrick, Nguyen TQ, Nguyen TT, Jiang K, Chen TB, Teynie A, THOMAS Ziegler T. 2012. A new species of the genus Oligodon Fitzinger, 1826 (Squamata: Colubridae) from northern Vietnam, southern China and central Laos. Zootaxa. 3498: 45-62.

72.   Dong Bingjun, Che J, Ding L, Huang S, Murphy RW, Zhao EM*, Zhang YP*. 2012. Testing Hypotheses of Pleistocene Population History Using Coalescent Simulations: Refugial Isolation and Secondary Contact in Pseudepidalea raddei (Amphibia: Bufonidae). Asian Herpetological Research. 3(2): 103–113.

73.   Jiang Ke*, Chen TB, David P, Vogel G, Hou M, Yuan ZY, Meng YJ, Che J*. 2012. On the occurrence of Oligodon joynsoni (Smith, 1917) in China (Squamata: Colubridae). Asian Herpetological Research. 3(4): 316-321.

74.   Jiang Ke#, Rao DQ#*, Yuan SQ, Wang JS, Li PP, Hou M, Che MH, Che J*. 2012. A new species of the genus Scutiger (Anura: Megophryidae) from southeastern Tibet, China. Zootaxa. 3388: 29–40.

75.   Poyarkov Jr. Nikolay A.*, Che J, Min MS, Kuro-o M, Yan F, Li C, Iizuka K, Vieites DR*. 2012. Review of the systematics, morphology and distribution of Asian Clawed Salamanders, genus Onychodactylus (Amphibia, Caudata: Hynobiidae), with the description of four new species. Zootaxa. 3465: 1–106.

76.   Spinks Phillip Q.*, Thomson RC, Zhang YP, Che J, Wu YH, Shaffer HB. 2012. Species boundaries and phylogenetic relationships in the critically endangered Asian box turtle genus Cuora. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 63(3): 656–667.

77.   Zhou Weiwei, Wen Y, Fu JZ, Xu YB, Jin JQ, Ding L, Min MS, Che J*, Zhang YP*. 2012. Speciation in the Rana chensinensis species complex and its relationship to the uplift of the Qinghai–Tibetan Plateau. Molecular Ecology. 21(4): 960–973.


78.   Yuan Zhiyong, Jiang K, Lü SQ, Yang JX, Nguyen QT, Nguyen TT, Jin JQ, Che J*. 2011. A phylogeny of the Tylototriton asperrimus group (Caudata: Salamandridae) based on a mitochondrial study: suggestions for a taxonomic revision. Zoological Research. 32(6): 577–584.

79.   Yan Fang, Jiang K, Chen HM, Fang P, Jin JQ, Li Y, Wang SN, Murphy RW, Che J*, Zhang YP*. 2011. Matrilineal History of the Rana longicrus Species Group (Rana, Ranidae, Anura) and the Description of a New Species from Hunan, Southern China. Asian Herpetological Research. 2(2): 61–71.


80.   Che Jing, Zhou WW, Hu JS, Yan F, Papenfuss TJ, Wake DB*, Zhang YP*. 2010. Spiny frogs (Paini) illuminate the history of the Himalayan region and Southeast Asia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 107(31): 13765–13770.

81.   Yang Junxiao, Zhou WW, Rao DQ, Poyarkov AN, Kuzmin SL, Che J*. 2010. Validity and Systematic Position of Rana altaica (Rana: Ranidae): Results of a Phylogenetic Analysis. Zoological Research. 31(4): 353–360.

82.   Zhang Dongru#, Chen MY#, Murphy RW, Che J, Pang JF, Hu JS, Luo J, Wu SJ, Ye H*, Zhang YP*. 2010. Genealogy and palaeodrainage basins in Yunnan Province: phylogeography of the Yunnan spiny frog, Nanorana yunnanensis (Dicroglossidae). Molecular Ecology. 19(16): 3406–3420.


83.   Li Jiatang, Che J, Murphy RW, Zhao H, Zhao EM, Rao DQ*, Zhang YP*. 2009. New insights to the molecular phylogenetics and generic assessment in the Rhacophoridae (Amphibia: Anura) based on five nuclear and three mitochondrial genes, with comments on the evolution of reproduction. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 53(2): 509–522.

84.   Bain Rauol H., Stuart BL, Nguyen TQ, Che J, Rao DQ. 2009. A New Odorrana (Amphibia: Ranidae) from Vietnam and China. Copeia. 2009(2): 348–362.

85.   Che Jing#, Hu JS#, Zhou WW, Murphy RW, PapenfussTJ, Chen MY, Rao DQ, Li PP, Zhang YP*. 2009. Phylogeny of the Asian spiny frog tribe Paini (Family Dicroglossidae) sensu Dubois. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 50(1): 59–73.


86.   车静, 文杨, 周炜帏, 马合木提. 哈力克. 2008. 新疆有花背蟾蜍分布的再证实四川动物. 27(3): 422–423. Che Jing, Wen Y, Zhou WW, Halike M. 2008. Confirmation of Bufo raddei in Xinjiang. Sichuan Journal of Zoology.

87.   Li Jiatang, Che J, Bain RH, Zhao EM*, Zhang YP*. 2008. Molecular phylogeny of Rhacophoridae (Anura): A framework of taxonomic reassignment of species within the genera Aquixalus, Chiromantis, Rhacophorus, and Philautus. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 48(1): 302–312.

88.   Min Mi-Sook*, Park SK, Che J, Park DS, Lee H 2008. Genetic diversity among local populations of the gold-spotted pond frog, Rana plancyi chosenica (Amphibia: Ranidae), assessed by mitochondrial cytochrome b gene and control region sequences. Korean Journal of Systematic Zoology. 24(1): 25–32.

89.   Zhao Haitao#, Che J#, Zhou WW, Chen YX, Zhao HP, Zhang YP*. 2008. A new species of Paramesotriton (Caudata: Salamandridae) from Guizhou Province, China. Zootaxa. 1775: 51–60.


90.   Cai Hongxia, Che J, Pang JF, Zhao EM*, Zhang YP*. 2007. Paraphyly of Chinese Amolops (Anura, Ranidae) and phylogenetic position of the rare Chinese frog, Amolops tormotus. Zootaxa. 1531: 49–55.

91.   Che Jing, Pang JF, Zhao H, Wu GF, Zhao EM*, Zhang YP*. 2007. Molecular phylogeny of the Chinese ranids inferred from nuclear and mitochondrial DNA sequences. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology. 35(1): 29–39.

92.   Che Jing, Pang JF, Zhao H, Wu GF, Zhao EM*, Zhang YP* 2007. Phylogeny of Raninae (Anura: Ranidae) inferred from mitochondrial and nuclear sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 43(1): 1–13.

93.   Che Jing, Pang JF, Zhao EM, Matsui M, Zhang YP*. 2007. Phylogenetic relationships of the Chinese brown frogs (genus Rana) inferred from partial mitochondrial 12S and 16S rRNA gene sequences. Zoological Science. 24(1): 71–80.


94.   刘绍龙, 王力军, 吕顺清, 赵蕙, 车静, 吴贯夫. 2004. 中国小树蛙属一新种及海南冬季两栖爬行动物调查. 四川动物. 23(3): 202-207.


95.   车静, 张耀光, 王志坚, 岳兴建. 2002. 中华蟾蜍视觉器官组织学结构的研究. 9: 43–53. 两栖爬行动物学研究. Che Jing, Zhang YG, Wang ZJ, Yue X. 2002. Studies on the histological structure of visual organ in Bufo gargarizans. Herpetologica Sinica.



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