Kaloula verrucosa Boulenger, 1904

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Microhylinae > Genus: Kaloula > Species: Kaloula verrucosa

Callula verrucosa Boulenger, 1904, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 7, 13: 131. Syntypes: BMNH 1904.1.26.18–20 (now reregistered as 1947.2.10.80–83 according to museum records) according to Parker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 81, and MCZ 2476 (2 specimens on exchange from BMNH) according to Barbour and Loveridge, 1929, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 69: 235. Type locality: "Yunna Fu [= Kunming] (altitude about 6000 feet) .... garden of the Mission station", Yunnan Province, China.

Kaloula verrucosaBarbour, 1909, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 61: 405; Schmidt, 1927, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 54: 562.

Kaloula macroptica Liu, 1945, J. West China Border Res. Soc., Ser. B, 15: 31. Holotype: CIB 521, by original designation. Type locality: "Ho-hsi [=Hexi] ( . . .), Sichang [= Xichang Shi] Sikang Province [now part of Sichuan Province], 6500 ft. altitude", China. Synonymy by Liu and Hu, 1961, Tailless Amph. China: 289–291; Yang, 1991, Amph. Fauna of Yunnan: 233.

English Names

Chinese Narrowmouth Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 90).

Verrucous Digging Frog (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 302).


Yunkwei Plateau of Sichuan, Yunnan, and Guizhou, China; presumably expected in adjacent Myanmar.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: China, People's Republic of

Likely/Controversially Present: Myanmar

Endemic: China, People's Republic of


See accounts by Liu and Hu, 1961, Tailless Amph. China: 289–291; Yang, 1991, Amph. Fauna of Yunnan: 233; Ye, Fei, and Hu, 1993, Rare and Economic Amph. China: 352; and Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 302–303. Fei and Ye, 2001, Color Handbook Amph. Sichuan: 226, provided a brief account and illustration. See also brief account by Zhao and Yang, 1997, Amph. Rept. Hengduan Mountains Region: 135–137. Yang, 2008, in Yang and Rao (ed.), Amph. Rept. Yunnan: 122, provided a brief account for Yunnan, China. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 945–949, provided an account and spot map for China and assigned this species to their Kaloula verrucosa group. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 496–497, provided a brief account for China including photographs of specimens. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 584–585, provided an account, photographs, and a range map for China.

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