Hyla sanchiangensis Pope, 1929

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Hyla > Species: Hyla sanchiangensis

Hyla sanchiangensis Pope, 1929, Am. Mus. Novit., 352: 2. Holotype: AMNH 30198, by original designation. Type locality: "San Chiang [=Sangang], Chungan Hsien [now Wuyishan City], northwestern Fukien [= Fujian] Province, China, 3000-3500 feet altitude".

Hyla sanchiangensisBoring, 1930, Peking Nat. Hist. Bull., 5: 43; Boring, 1938 "1938–1939", Peking Nat. Hist. Bull., 13: 94; Liu, 1950, Fieldiana, Zool. Mem., 2: 225.

Hyla chinensis sanchiangensisBourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 224.

Hyla (Hyla) sanchiangensis — Fouquette and Dubois, 2014, Checklist N.A. Amph. Rept.: 331, by implication. 

English Names

San Chiang Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 57).

Sanchiang Tree Toad/Frog (Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 834).   


Eastern China at elevations of 500 to 1560 m from southern Anhui and Zheijiang south and west to Fujian, western Guangxi, northern Guangdong, and through Hunan to southeastern Guizhou and northeastern Guangdong; possibly to northeastern Vietnam. See comment. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: China, People's Republic of

Endemic: China, People's Republic of


Closely allied to Hyla chinensis, according to the original publication, and a 'high altitude form of chinensis' according to Pope, 1931, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 61: 463. See Liu and Hu, 1961, Tailless Amph. China: 134–136, and Ma, Yu, and Wen, 1982, Nat. Hist., Beijing, 1982: 37. See accounts by Ye, Fei, and Hu, 1993, Rare and Economic Amph. China: 203; and Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 148–149. Huang, 1990, Fauna Zhejiang, Amph. Rept.: 51–53, provided an account for Zhejiang populations. Zhang and Wen, 2000, Amph. Guangxi: 65, provided an account for Guangxi. Zhang, 2002, Sichuan J. Zool., 21: 198–199, provided a key to differentiate this species from others in China. In the Hyla arborea group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 102 (but see comment under Hyla regarding possible membership in the Hyla japonica group). Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 649, provided an account and spot map. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 287, provided an account, illustrations, and a range map. In the Hyla chinensis group of Li, Wang, Nian, Litvinchuk, Wang, Li, Rao, and Klaus, 2015, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 87: 80–90. Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 834–836, provided an account, photograph, and spot map. Shen, 2014, Fauna Hunan, Amph.: 193–196, provided a detailed account for Hunan, China, although the identification of this population requires verification. Li, 2011, Amph. Rept. Guangdong: 39, provided a brief account for Guangdong, China, and photograph. Chen, Lin, Ma, Ding, and Lin, 2020, MtDNA, Part B, 5: 2682–2683, reported on a partial mitochondrial genome.  Yan, Pan, Wu, Kang, Ali, Zhou, Li, Wu, and Zhang, 2020, Frontiers Ecol. Evol., 8 (234): 1–13 , provided genetically confirmed records from western Guangxi near the Vietnam border, and southern Anhui, China. On the basis of geography alone, it would seem that the isolated record from Tam Dao, Vinh Phuc Province, Vietnam (Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 18), may be referrable to this species (DRF). Dufresnes and Litvinchuk, 2022, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 195: 712, suggested that genetic distance between this species and Hyla chinensis is low enough to suggest that they may be conspecific. Hong, Huang, Wu, Storey, Zhang, Zhang, and Yu, 2023, Animals, 13 (1593): 1–18, characterized two mitogenomes from this species and estimated selective pressures on from environmental factors on Dryophytes and Hyla

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