Liurana medogensis Fei, Ye, and Huang, 1997

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ceratobatrachidae > Subfamily: Liuraninae > Genus: Liurana > Species: Liurana medogensis

Liurana medogensis Fei, Ye, and Huang, 1997, Cultum Herpetol. Sinica, 6–7: 75, 80. Holotype: CIB 73II0080, by original designation. Type locality: "Medog (29° 22′ N, 95° 35′ E), Xizang, 1500 m", China.

Ingerana medogensisFrost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 366.

Liurana medogensisFei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 30. See comment under Dicroglossidae.

Limnonectes (Taylorana) medogensis — Borah, Bordoloi, Purkayastha, Das, Dubois, and Ohler, 2013, Herpetozoa, Wien, 26: 39. 

Liurana medogensis — Yan, Jiang, Jin, Suwannapoom, Li, Vindum, Brown, and Che, 2016, Zool. Res., Kunming, 37: 7. 

English Names

Medog Papilla-tongued Frog (Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 392; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Deepak, and Kulkarni, 2023, Fauna India Checklist, vers. 5.0 : 3).

Medog Eastern Frog (Li, Zhao, and Dong, 2010, Amph. Rept. Tibet: 51).


Known from the vicinity of the type locality (Medog County, Xizang, China), 2700 to 3200 m elevation, and in the districts of West Siang, Lower Subansiri, Dibang Valley, and Lower Dibang Valley, Arunachal Pradesh (see comment), northeastern India, 851 to 2500 m elevation. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: China, People's Republic of, India


See (as Liurana medogensis) Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 224–225, for brief account, figure, and map. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 3: 1481–148, provided an account for China (as Liurana medogensis), figures, and map, and placed this species in their Liurana xizangensis group. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 382-383, provided a brief account (as Liurana medogensis) including photographs of specimens and habitat. Li, Zhao, and Dong, 2010, Amph. Rept. Tibet: 51-52, provided an account. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 488, provided an account (as Liurana medogensis), photographs, and a range map for China. Borah, Bordoloi, Purkayastha, Das, Dubois, and Ohler, 2013, Herpetozoa, Wien, 26: 39–49, discussed specimens from Arunachal Pradesh, northeastern India. Roy, Begum, and Ahmed, 2019, J. Threatened Taxa, 10: 12942, reported the species throughout Dibang Valley District and Lower Dibang Valley District, Arunachal Pradesh, northeastern India. Saikia and Sinha, 2019, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, 119: 303–315, implied that records of this species from India are unlikely to be nominal Liurana medogensis, either newly named (e.g., Liurana minuta, Liurana indica, Liurana himalayana), or still unnamed. 

External links:

Please note: these links will take you to external websites not affiliated with the American Museum of Natural History. We are not responsible for their content.