Nanorana maculosa (Liu, Hu, and Yang, 1960)

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

English Names

Spotted Paa Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 102).

Piebald Spiny Frog (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 214).


Central Yunnan (Jingdong and Shuangbai counties), China, 1800-2600 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: China, People's Republic of

Endemic: China, People's Republic of


See account by Dubois, 1980, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 49: 142-147. See accounts by Yang, 1991, Amph. Fauna of Yunnan: 135-137,Ye, Fei, and Hu, 1993, Rare and Economic Amph. China: 279; and Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 214-215. Yang, 2008, in Yang and Rao (ed.), Amph. Rept. Yunnan: 85, provided a brief account (as Paa maculosa) for Yunnan, China. See illustration, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Paa maculosa) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 491. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 3: 1406-1410, provided an account (as Paa maculosa), figures, and map, and included this species in their Paa maculosa group. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 370, provided a brief account (as Paa maculosa) including photographs. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 455, provided an account (as Maculopaa maculosa), photographs, and a range map for China. 

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