About the Authors

Liyan Qing

Affiliations Department of Herpetology, Chengdu Institute of Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chengdu, People's Republic of China, Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, People's Republic of China

Yun Xia

Affiliations Department of Herpetology, Chengdu Institute of Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chengdu, People's Republic of China, Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, People's Republic of China

Yuchi Zheng

Affiliation Department of Herpetology, Chengdu Institute of Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chengdu, People's Republic of China

Xiaomao Zeng

zengxm@cib.ac.cn

Affiliation Department of Herpetology, Chengdu Institute of Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chengdu, People's Republic of China

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LQ YX YZ XZ. Performed the experiments: LQ. Analyzed the data: LQ ZY YX XZ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: LQ. Wrote the paper: LQ YZ XZ.