Nanorana medogensis (Fei and Ye, 1999)

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

Paa (Paa) medogensis Fei and Ye In Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 216. Holotype: CIB 8370106, by original designation. Type locality: Medog, Xizang (ca: 29° 22′ N, 95° 35′ E), in China, alt. 1100 m.

Nanorana medogensisChen, 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) medogensisOhler and Dubois, 2006, Zoosystema, 28: 781.

Nanorana (Paa) medogensisChe, Zhou, Hu, Papenfuss, Wake, and Zhang, 2010, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., doi:10.1073/pnas.1008415107/-/DCSupplemental: 2.

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

English Names

Medog Spiny Frog (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 216; Li, Zhao, and Dong, 2010, Amph. Rept. Tibet: 43).


Known only from the region type locality, Mêdog, in eastern Tibet, China.


Most similar to Nanorana chayuensis (as Paa) according to the original publication. Fei and Ye, 2001, Acta Zool. Sinica, 47: 226-230, provided and augmented description and discussion. Zhao, Rao, Lü, and Dong, 2005, Sichuan J. Zool., 24: 252, provided a brief report on additional specimens from the vicinity of the type locality. Li, Lu, Li, Zhao, Hou, and Zhang, 2005, Sichuan J. Zool., 24: 248, provided additional localities in Xizang. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 3: 1410-1415, provided an account (as Paa medogensis) for China, figures, and map, and included this species in their Paa maculosa group. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 371, provided a brief account (as Paa medogensis) including photographs. Li, Zhao, and Dong, 2010, Amph. Rept. Tibet: 43-44, provided an account (as Paa medogensis) for Xizang, China. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 456, provided an account (as Maculopaa medogensis), photographs, and a range map for China. Che, Jiang, Yan, and Zhang, 2020, Amph. Rept. Tibet: 273–277, provided a detailed account for Tibet, China. 

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