Nanorana arnoldi (Dubois, 1975)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Dicroglossidae > Subfamily: Dicroglossinae > Genus: Nanorana > Species: Nanorana arnoldi

Rana (Paa) arnoldi Dubois, 1975, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 3, Zool., 324: 1093. Holotype: BMNH 1940.6.2.90, by original designation. Type locality: "Pangnamdim, Nam Tamai Valley, Triangle, nord de la Birmani, 27° 42′ N, 97° 54′ E, altitude environ 910 m (3000 ft.)".

Rana (Paa) arnoldiDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 43.

Paa (Paa) arnoldiDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 320.

Nanorana arnoldiChen, Murphy, Lathrop, Ngo, Orlov, Ho, and Somorjai, 2005, Herpetol. J., 15: 239, by implication; Frost, 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: 367.

Chaparana (Paa) arnoldiOhler and Dubois, 2006, Zoosystema, 28: 781.

Maculopaa arnoldiFei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 26. See comment under Dicroglossidae.

Nanorana arnoldi — Zug, 2022, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 653: 23. Lapsus. 

English Names

Arnold's Paa Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 102; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 30).

Arnold's Mountain Frog (Zug, 2022, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 653: 23). 


Low mountain region of eastern Nepal, adjacent northeastern India (Darjeeling region, West Bengal; Meghalaya, Uttar Pradesh); Xizang (China) and northern Myanmar (Kachin), 910–2080 m elevation.


See Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 43, and Dubois, 1980, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 49: 142–147. Yang, 1991, Amph. Fauna of Yunnan: 118–120, provided an account. See comment under Paa maculosa. See also brief account (as Rana arnoldi) by Zhao and Yang, 1997, Amph. Rept. Hengduan Mountains Region: 83–84. Anders, 2002, in Schleich and Kästle (eds.), Amph. Rept. Nepal: 265–268, provided an account for the Nepal population. Li, Lu, Li, Zhao, Hou, and Zhang, 2005, Sichuan J. Zool., 24: 248, provided additional localities in Xizang. Yang, 2008, in Yang and Rao (ed.), Amph. Rept. Yunnan: 82–83, provided a brief account (as Paa arnoldi) for Yunnan, China. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status (as Paa annandalii) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 630. Not addressed, and therefore not assigned to subgenus, by Che, Zhou, Hu, Papenfuss, Wake, and Zhang, 2010, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 107: 13765–13770, and Che, Zhou, Hu, Papenfuss, Wake, and Zhang, 2010, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., doi:10.1073/pnas.1008415107/-/DCSupplemental: 2. Zug, 2022, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 653: 23, briefly discussed identification, habitat, and range in Myanmar. Records from Yunnan, China, were reassigned to Nanorana chayuensis by Che, Hu, Zhou, Murphy, Papenfuss, Chen, Rao, Li, and Zhang, 2009, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 50: 59–73, according to Yuan, Chen, Wu, Li, and Che, 2022, Biodiversity Sci., 30 (4: 21470): 6.

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