Nanorana ventripunctata Fei and Huang, 1985

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

Nanorana ventripunctata Fei and Huang, 1985, Acta Biol. Plateau Sinica, 4: 71, 75. Holotype: CIB 82I2060, by original designation. Type locality: "Zhongdian [County], Yunnan, altitude 3150 m", China.

Nanorana (Nanorana) ventripunctataDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 322; Ohler and Dubois, 2006, Zoosystema, 28: 781.

Nanorana ventripunctataLü and Yang, 1995, Asiat. Herpetol. Res., 6: 69–72; Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 26.

Nanorana (Nanorana) ventripunctataChe, Zhou, Hu, Papenfuss, Wake, and Zhang, 2010, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., doi:10.1073/pnas.1008415107/-/DCSupplemental: 2; Hofmann, Baniya, Litvinchuk, Miehe, Li, and Schmidt, 2019, Ecol. Evol., 9: 14506.

English Names

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

Spot-bellied Plateau Frog (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 228).


Northwestern Yunnan (Zhongdian, Deqin), China, 3120–4100 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: China, People's Republic of

Endemic: China, People's Republic of


Similar to Nanorana pleskei according to the original publication. See accounts by Yang, 1991, Amph. Fauna of Yunnan: 163–165; Ye, Fei, and Hu, 1993, Rare and Economic Amph. China: 297; and Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 228. See also brief account by Zhao and Yang, 1997, Amph. Rept. Hengduan Mountains Region: 105–106. Yang, 2008, in Yang and Rao (ed.), Amph. Rept. Yunnan: 88–89, provided a brief account for Yunnan, China. Chen, Liu, Jiang, Xie, and Zheng, 2005, Herpetol. Sinica, 10: 47–51, discussed the species' distinctiveness and provided a map. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 3: 1469–1473, provided an account for China, figures, and map. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 390, provided a brief account including photographs. See comment under Nanorana huangi with which this species has been confused in Weixi, Yunnan, China. 

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