Limnonectes nguyenorum McLeod, Kurlbaum, and Hoang, 2015

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

Limnonectes nguyenorum McLeod, Kurlbaum, and Hoang, 2015, Zootaxa, 3947: 203. Holotype: VNMN A.2015.1, by original designation. Type locality: "Cao Bo Commune, Vi Xuyen District, Ha Giang Province, Vietnam at 22°46' 27" N, 104° 52' 01" E, 900 m".

English Names

Nguyen's Wart Frog (Pham, Phan, Do, and Nguyen, 2019, Tap-Chi-Sinh-Hoc, 41 (2se1&2se2): 173).

Nguyen's Fanged Frog (Poyarkov, Nguyen, Popov, Geissler, Pawangkhanant, Neang, Suwannapoom, and Orlov, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28 (3A): 25).


Ha Giang, Vinh Phuc, Lao Cai, Yen Bai, Tuyen Quang, and Son La provinces of northern Vietnam, to 1763 m elevation; Daweishan Nature Reserve, southern Yunnan, China. 

Geographic Occurrence

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


In the Limnonectes kuhlii complex according to the original publication. Ziegler, Rauhaus, Tran, Pham, van Schingen, Dang, Le, and Nguyen, 2015, Sauria, Berlin, 37: 11–44, provided a genetically confirmed locality at Vin Phuc Province, Vietnam and described the larva. Nguyen, Tapley, Cutajar, Nguyen, Portway, Harding, Luong, and Rowley, 2019, Proc. 4th Natl. Sci. Conf. Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 135–140, reported the species from Lao Cai Province on Mount Fansipan, Hoang Lien National Park, and discussed the overall range. Pham, Phan, Do, and Nguyen, 2019, Tap-Chi-Sinh-Hoc, 41 (2se1&2se2): 173–174, reported a collection site in Cham Chu Nature Reserve, Tuyen Quang Province, Vietnam, and described the specimens, provided a photograph and ecological notes, and summarized the range in Vietnam by province. Le and Do, 2019, Hnue J. Sci., Nat. Sci., Hanoi, 64: 141–147, reported the species from Yen Bai Province, northwestern Vietnam and provided a range map. Liu, Mo, and Rao, 2022, Herpetozoa, Wien, 35: 1–7, provided the first record from China (Daweishan Nature Reserve, southern Yunnan, China). The authors also provided a Bayesian inference tree of the species of the genus based on 900 bp of 16s mtDNA. 

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