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.

Geographics occurrence

Natural resident: China, People's Republic of

Endemic to the political unit: China, People's Republic of


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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