Limnonectes bannaensis Ye, Fei, ,Xie, and Jiang, 2007

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Dicroglossidae > Subfamily: Dicroglossinae > Genus: Limnonectes > Species: Limnonectes bannaensis

Limnonectes bannaensis Ye, Fei, Xie, and Jiang, 2007, Zool. Res., Kunming, 28: 546. Holotype: CIB 570798, by original designation. Type locality: Jinghong City, Mengla County, Yunnan Province in China.

English Names

Banna Large-headed Frog (Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 442). 


Southern and western Yunnan,  and southwestern and southeastern Guangxi, China; extending into Laos and Vietnam along the highlands to the Central Highlands of Vietnam. 


Confused with Limnonectes kuhlii prior to its naming according to the original publication. See comment under Limnonectes kuhlii. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 3: 1329-1335, provided an account for China, figures, and map. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 355-356, provided a brief account for China including photographs of specimens and habitat. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 442-443, provided an account, photographs, and a range map for China. McLeod, Kurlbaum, and Hoang, 2015, Zootaxa, 3947: 210, mapped the species range.  Suwannapoom, Yuan, Chen, Hou, Zhao, Wang, Nguyen, Murphy, Sullivan, McLeod, and Che, 2016, Zootaxa, 4093: 181–200, suggested on the basis of molecular data that this species is the sister taxon of an unnamed species of Limnonectes of Vietnam and together the sister of Limnonectes fujianensis + Limnonectes nameyi. Gawor, Pham, Nguyen, Nguyen, Schmitz, and Ziegler, 2016, Salamandra, 52: 26–27, provided a recordfrom Bai Tu Long, National Park, Vietnam, provisionally identified as this species. Pham, An, Herbst, Bonkowski, Ziegler, and Nguyen, 2017, Bonn Zool. Bull., 66: 37–53, provided records for Cao Bang Province, Vietnam, along with observatons on morphology and natural history.  

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