Nanorana medogensis (Fei and Ye, 1999)

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

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.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: China, People's Republic of

Endemic: 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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