Quasipaa courtoisi (Angel, 1922)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Dicroglossidae > Subfamily: Dicroglossinae > Genus: Quasipaa > Species: Quasipaa courtoisi

Rana (Rana) Courtoisi Angel, 1922, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, 28: 401. Holotype: MNHNP 1922.93, according to Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 35. Type locality: "Che-Ki, province de Ngan-Hoei [= Anhui], près de The-Kiang (Chine)". Synonymy by

Quasipaa courtoisiOhler and Dubois, 2006, Zoosystema, 28: 781. Undiscussed elevation of rank. Distinction documented by Dubois and Ohler, 2009, Alytes, 27: 49–61.

English Names

None noted.


Known only from the type locality (Che-ki, Anhui, China). See comment. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: China, People's Republic of

Endemic: China, People's Republic of


Removed from the synonymy of Quasipaa spinosa by Dubois and Ohler, 2009, Alytes, 27: 49–61, where it had been placed by Pope, 1931, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 61: 501, and Liu and Hu, 1961, Tailless Amph. China: 156. (See Angel and Guibé, 1945, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 2, 17: 379–382, for a heterodox response to this synonymy.) 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. Not mentioned by Yan, Nneji, Jin, Yuan, Chen, Mi, Chen, Murphy, and Che, 2021, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 163 (107218): 1–7, the implication being that the distinction of this nominal species from Quasipaa spinosa was not recognized by these authors, although this is conjecture (DRF). 

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