Occidozyga lingnanica Lyu and Wang, 2022

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Dicroglossidae > Subfamily: Occidozyginae > Genus: Occidozyga > Species: Occidozyga lingnanica

Occidozyga lingnanica Lyu and Wang in Lyu, Wang, Zeng, Luo, Zhang, Guo, Ren, Qi, Mo, and Wang, 2022, Vert. Zool., Senckenberg, 72 507. Holotype: SYS a008846, by original designation. Type locality: "Mt Wugongling (22.5914 N, 114.4927 E), Shenzhen City, Guangdong". https://zoobank.org/064C120B-3811-42D8-9550-0231528D723C 

English Names

Lingnan Floating Frog (original publication). 

Rough-skinned Floating Frog (Karsen, Lau, and Bogadek, 1986, Hong Kong Amph. Rept.: 19, as Occidozyga lima).


Guangdong and Hainan in southeastern China, possibly into Yunnan (see comment). 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: China, People's Republic of

Endemic: China, People's Republic of


Confused previously with Occidozyga martensi. The original publication detailed comparative morphology, molecular markers, natural history, conservation status, and distribution and noted that records of Occidozyga martensi from southwestern Yunnan, China, may be of this species but require genetic confirmation. See Occidozyga martensi record for access to literature that addresses this species in the sense of being included within that species. Shi, 2011, Amph. Rept. Fauna Hainan: 89–90, provided an account (as Occidozyga martensii) for Hainan. 

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