Quasipaa jiulongensis (Huang and Liu, 1985)

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

Rana jiulongensis Huang and Liu, 1985, J. Fudan Univ. Nat. Sci., 24: 235, 237. Holotype: FU 83001, by original designation. Type locality: "Shang Che Pen of Jiulong Shan [= Mt. Jiulong], Suichang Xian [= County], altitue 1060 m; Zhejiang [Province]", China, 1060 m elevation.

Paa (Paa) jiulongensisFei, Ye, and Huang, 1990, Key to Chinese Amph.: 157; Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 208.

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

Rana jiulongensisZhao and Adler, 1993, Herpetol. China: 143.

Nanorana jiulongensisChen, Murphy, Lathrop, Ngo, Orlov, Ho, and Somorjai, 2005, Herpetol. J., 15: 239, by implication.

Quasipaa jiulongensisFrost, 2006, Amph. Spec. World, vers. 4.0: 358.

Quasipaa (Quasipaa) jiulongensisChe, Zhou, Hu, Papenfuss, Wake, and Zhang, 2010, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., doi:10.1073/pnas.1008415107/-/DCSupplemental: 2.

English Names

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

Jiulong Spiny Frog (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 208).


Mountains (1060 m) of southwestern Zhejiang and adjacent Fujian, China, above 800 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: China, People's Republic of

Endemic: China, People's Republic of


Related to Rana spinosa according to original publication. Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 208-209, provided a brief account, map, and figure. Huang, 1990, Fauna Zhejiang, Amph. Rept.: 60-61, provided an account. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Paa jiulongensis) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 490. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 3: 1371-1375, provided an account (as Paa jiulongensis), figures, and map, and included this species in their Paa spinosa group. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 366-367, provided a brief account (as Paa exilispinosa) for China including photographs of specimens and habitat. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 464-465, provided an account, photographs, and a range map for China. Yan, Nneji, Jin, Yuan, Chen, Mi, Chen, Murphy, and Che, 2021, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 163 (107218): 1–7, reported on phylogenetics.  

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