Limnonectes kiziriani Pham, Le, Ngo, Ziegler, and Nguyen, 2018

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

Limnonectes kiziriani Pham, Le, Ngo, Ziegler, and Nguyen, 2018, Zootaxa, 4508: 117. Holotype: IEBR 4343, by original designation. Type locality: "the evergreen forest near Sao La Ranger Station 16006.720’N, 107027.195’E, at an elevation of 485 m asl.), Sao La Nature Reserve, A Luoi District, Thua Thien Hue Province, Vietnam". Zoobank publication registration: A88B66CC-BB34-454E-8249-1101281B34BD

English Names

Kizirian’s Frog (original publication). 

Kizirian's Fanged Frog (Poyarkov, Nguyen, Popov, Geissler, Pawangkhanant, Neang, Suwannapoom, and Orlov, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28 (3A): 24). 


In Quang Binh, Thua Thien-Hue, Gia Lai, and Kon Tum provinces, central Vietnam; expected in adjacent Laos. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Vietnam

Likely/Controversially Present: Laos

Endemic: Vietnam


In the Limnonectes kuhlii group according to the original publication. Pham, Phan, Do, and Nguyen, 2019, Tap-Chi-Sinh-Hoc, 41 (2se1&2se2): 171–172, reported a collection site in Kon Tum province, Vietnam, and described the specimens, provided a photograph and ecological notes, and summarized the range in Vietnam by province.  

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