Nanorana rostandi (Dubois, 1974)

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

Rana rostandi Dubois, 1974 "1973", Bull. Soc. Zool. France, 98: 495. Holotype: MNHNP 1973.310, by original designation. Type locality: "lac Kutsab Terna Tal, altitude 2900 m environ, près du village de Thini, Nord-Ouest Népal (28° 46′ N, 83° 44′ E)."

Rana (Paa) rostandiDubois, 1975, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 3, Zool., 324: 1098; Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 43.

Paa (Paa) rostandiDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 320.

Nanorana rostandiChen, 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) rostandiOhler and Dubois, 2006, Zoosystema, 28: 781.

Paa rostandiFei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 26. See comment under Dicroglossidae.

English Names

Dubois' Paa Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 103).

Rostand's Paa Frog (Schleich, Anders, and Kästle, 2002, in Schleich and Kästle (eds.), Amph. Rept. Nepal: 80).

Dubois' Frog (Shrestha, 2001, Herpetol. Nepal: 88).


Western Nepal, 2400-3500 m elevation, and adjacent south-central Tibet, China. 


Discussed by Dubois, 1976, Cah. Nepal., Doc., 6: 159-178. Anders, 2002, in Schleich and Kästle (eds.), Amph. Rept. Nepal: 286-290, provided an account for the Nepal population. See brief account (as Rana rostandi) by Shrestha, 2001, Herpetol. Nepal: 88. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Paa rostrandi) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 492. Das and Dutta, 2007, Hamadryad, 31: 154–181, noted two larval descriptions of varying levels of completeness in the literature. Not addressed, and therefore not assigned to subgenus, by Che, Zhou, Hu, Papenfuss, Wake, and Zhang, 2010, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 107: 13765-13770, and Che, Zhou, Hu, Papenfuss, Wake, and Zhang, 2010, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., doi:10.1073/pnas.1008415107/-/DCSupplemental: 2. See Shah and Tiwari, 2004, Herpetofauna Nepal: 68, for brief account (as Paa rostandi). Che, Jiang, Yan, and Zhang, 2020, Amph. Rept. Tibet: 294–296, provided a detailed account for Tibet, China. 

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