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Peer-reviewed Manuscripts


Wang K, Che J, Ren J, Wu J, Jiang K, Siler CD. (2021) Taxonomic revision of  

Mountain Dragons of the genus Diploderma (Reptilia: Agamidae) in China, with

descriptions of six new species. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolution

59(1), 222–263.

Wang K, Yu Z, Vogel G, Che J. (2021). Contribution to the taxonomy of the genus 

Lycodon H. Boie in Fitzinger, 1827 (Reptilia: Squamata: Colubridae) in China, with

description of two new species and resurrection and elevation of Dinodon

septentrionale chapaense Angel, Bourret, 1933. Zoological Research, 2021, 42(1), 



Wang K, Ren J, Chen H, Lyu Z, Guo X, Jiang K, Li J, Guo P, Wang Y, Che J. (2020).

The updated checklists of Chinese amphibians and reptiles. Biodiversity Science, 28(2),

189–218. (In Chinese with English abstract)

Sun Y, Zhang Y, Wang K. (2020) Perspectives on studying molecular adaptations of 

amphibians the genomic era. Zoological Research, 41(3): 1–14.

Chen J, Xu K, Poyarkov NA, Wang K, Yuan Z, Hou M, Suwannapoom C, Wang J,

Che J. (2020). How little is known about "the little brown frogs": description of three

new spcies of the Leptobrachella (Anura: Megophryidae) from Yunnan Province, China.


Wang K, Jiang K, Ren J, Zou D, Wu J, Che J, Siler CD. (2019). A new species of dwarf Japalura sensu  lato (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.


                                                           Wang K, Ci P, Jiang K, Weng S, Siler CD, Che J. (2019). Range                                                                                               extension of rare agamid species, Pseudocalotes austeniana 

                                                                         (Annandale, 1908) (Reptilia: Saurinia: Draconinae) in the East                                                                                                   Himalaya, with comments on its ontogenetic shift. Checklist, 15                                                                                               (3): 425–433.


                                                                         Yuan Z, Liu X, Wang K, Wang J, Chen J, Jin J, Wei P, Zhou J, Che                                                                                         J. (2019). Nidirana chapaensis (Bourret, 1937), one additional                                                                                                     anuran species for amphibian fauna of China. Zootaxa, 4571 (4):                                                                                               580–588.


Jiang K#, Wang K#, Wang Y, Li C, Che J. (2019). A new species of the Himilayan genus Liurana(Anura, Ceratobatrachidae) from southeastern Tibet, China, with comments on distribution, reproductive biology, and conservation of the genus. Zoological Research, 40 (2): 1–10.


Ren J, Wang K, Guo P, Wang Y, Nguyen TT, Li J. (2019). On the generic taxonomy of Opisthotropis balteata (Cope, 1895) (Squamata: Colubridae: Natricinae): taxonomic revision of two natricine genera. Asian Herpetological Research, 10 (2): 105–128.


Wang K, Che J, Lin S, Deepak V, Aniruddha D, Jiang K, Jin J, Chen H, Siler CD. (2019). Multi-locus phylogeny and taxonomic revision of the Mountain Dragons of the genus JapaluraGray, 1853 (Reptilia: Squamata: Agamidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society



Ren J, Wang K, Nguyen TT, Hoang CV, Zhong G, Jiang K, Guo P, Li J.

(2018). Taxonomic re-evaluation of the monotypic genus Pararhabdophis

 Bourret, 1934 (Squamata: Colubridae: Natricinae) with discovery of its

type species, P. chapaensis, from China.  Zootaxa. 4486 (1): 31–56.

Bai L, Wang K, Kang Z, Liu M. 2018. Lycodon liuchengchaoi found in

Hupingshan, Yunnan, China. Chinese Journal of Zoology. 53 (4): 640.

Wang K, Jiang K, Deepak V, Das A, Hou M, Che J, Siler CD. 2018. On

the occurrence of Japalura kumaonensis and Japalura tricarinata 

(Reptilia: Sauria: Draconinae) in China. Herpetologica. 74(2): 181–190.

Wang K, Jiang K, Wang Y, Poyarkov NA Jr, 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.



Ren J, Wang K, Jiang K, Guo P, Li J. 2017. A new species of the Southeast Asian genus Opisthotropis (Serpentes: Colubridae: Natricinae) from western Hunan, China. Zoological Research. 38 (5): 251–263.


Wang K, Ren J, Jiang K, Yuan Z, 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.

Wang K, Yuan Z, Zhong G, Li G, Verrell PA. (2017). Reproductive

biology of Tylototriton yangi (Urodela: Salamandridae), with

suggestions to its conservationAmphibian & Reptile Conservation.

In press. 


Zhou J, Hernandez A, Yuan Z, Wang K. (2016). Natural history note on the reproduction of Echinotriton maxiquadratus. Herpetological Review. 47, 3, 433–434.


Jiang K, Wang K, Yang J, Pan H, Li P, Yan F, Zou D, Che J. (2016). Three new records of Amphibia from Tibet, China. Sichuan Journal of Zoology. 35 (2): 210–216. [In Chinese]


Wang K, Jiang K, Zou D, Yan F, Siler CD, Che J. (2016). Two new

species of Japalura (Squamata: Sauria: Agamidae) from the Hengduan

Mountain Ranges, PR China. Zoological Research. 37 (1): 41–56.


Yan F, Jiang K, Wang K, Jin J, Suwannapoom C, Li C, Vindum JV,

Brown R, Che J. (2016). The Austraiasian frog family Ceratobrtrachidae

in China, Maynmar, and Thailand: discovery of a new Himalayan forest

frog clade. Zoological Research. 37 (1): 7–14.


Jiang K, Yan F, Wang K, Zou D, Che J. (2016). A new genus and species of treefrog from Medog, southeastern Tibet, China (Anura: Rhacophoridae). Zoological Research. 37 (1): 15–20.


Jiang K*, Wang K*, Zou D, Yan F, Li P, Che J. (2016). A new species of the genus Scutiger (Anura: Megophryidae) from Medog of southeastern Tibet, China. Zoological Research. 37 (1): 21–30.



Jiang K, Wang K, Yan F, Zou D, Xie J, Li C, Che J. (2016). A new

species of the genus Amolops (Amphibia: Anura) from southeastern Tibet, China.

Zoological Research. 37 (1): 31–40.


Che J, Wang K. (2016). AmphibiaChina: an online database of

Chinese amphibians. Zoological Research. 37 (1): 57­–59.





Wang K, Jiang K, Pan G, Hou M, Siler CD, Che J. (2015). A new species

of Japalura (Squamata: Sauria: Agamidae) from Southeastern Tibet, PR China.

Asian Herpetological Research. 6 (3), 159–168.


Sarania B, Ashalata D, Awadhesh K, Wang K, Kaustubh R. (2015).

A record of Scutiger nyingchiensis Fei, 1977 (Amphibia: Anuran: Megophryidae) in the Eastern Himalaya, North East India. Current Science. 109(3): 413–414.


Bai L, Wang K. (2015). Natural history note on the diet of Green Rat Snake, Ptyas nigromarginata. Herpetological Review. 46(3): 453.



Zhang L, Wang K. (2014). Natural history note on the diet of Fuqing Wolf Snake, Lycodon futsingensis. Herpetological Review. 45(4): 712.



Pan H, Chettri B, Jiang K, Wang K, Hu H, Zhang L, Vogel G. (2013). A new species of the genus Protobothrops from sourthern Tibet of China, and Skkim of India (Squamata: Viperdae). Asian Herpetological Research. 4(2): 109-115.



科普文章 Chinese Popular Press

Wang K. (2019) How far is it between the discovery of a new species to its extinction? Published online on Weibo.

Wang K, Chen H. (2017). Annual Review: Taxonomic changes and novelties of herpetofauna from China in 2016. Published online on AmphibiaChina.

Wang K, Jiang K. Taxonomic novelties and revisions Chinese herpetofauna in 2015. Published online on AmphibiaChina. Accessed on Febuary 5th 2016 [In Chinese]

(For English version click here)


Wang K. The survival expert on the roof: Tibetan Hot-spring Snake. Published online at the blog site of Conservation Society of Amphibians and Reptiles (CSAR) of Chengdu Institute of Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Accessed on August 26th 2014. [In Chinese].


Wang K. Why do anurans vocalize? Published online at the blog site of Conservation Society of Amphibians and Reptiles (CSAR) of Chengdu Institute of Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Accessed on September 5th 2014. [In Chinese].


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