Nanorana kangxianensis (Yang, Wang, Hu, and Jiang, 2011)

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

Feirana kangxianensis Yang, Wang, Hu, and Jiang, 2011, Asian Herpetol. Res., Ser. 2, 2: 80. Holotype: CIB2010091137, by original designation. Type locality: "Douba Town (33° 14.434′ N 105° 24.048′ E, 1600 m alt.) in Kangxian County, Gansu, China".

Nanorana kangxianensisFrost, 2011, Amph. Spec. World, vers. 5.5; implied by the phylogenetic results of Che, Zhou, Hu, Papenfuss, Wake, and Zhang, 2010, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 107: 13765–13770.

Diplopaa kangxianensis — Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 240. 

Nanorana (Chaparana) kangxianensis — Tang, Liu, and Yu, 2023, Animals, 13(3427): 17.

English Names

Kangxian Swelled-vented Frog (Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 480). 


Known only from the vicinity type locality in Kangxian County, southern Gansu, China, in the drainages of the Yangba and Douba Rivers.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: China, People's Republic of

Endemic: China, People's Republic of


The sister species of Nanorana taihangnica (as Feirana) according to the original publication. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 478–479, provided an account (as Feirana kangxianensis), photographs, and a range map. 

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