Amolops aniqiaoensis Dong, Rao, and Lü, 2005

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Amolops > Species: Amolops aniqiaoensis

Amolops aniqiaoensis Dong, Rao, and Lü In Zhao, Rao, Lü, and Dong, 2005, Sichuan J. Zool., 24: 251. Holotype: SYNU 04II6012, by original designation. Type locality: Aniqiao, Xizang Autonomous Region, China, 1066 m elevation.

English Names

Aniqiao Torrent Frog (Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 396; Li, Zhao, and Dong, 2010, Amph. Rept. Tibet: 54).


Known only from the vicinity of the type locality (Aniqiao) and Medog, Tibet Plateau, southeastern Xizang Autonomous Region, China). Possibly much more widespread (see comment). 


Most similar to Amolops monticola according to the original publication. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 3: 1508-1510, provided an account, figures, and range map, and included the species in their Amolops monticola group. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 3963, provided a brief account including photographs. Li, Zhao, and Dong, 2010, Amph. Rept. Tibet: 55-56, provided an account for Xizang, China. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 405, provided an account, photographs, and a range map. Jiang, Wang, Xie, Zou, Liu, Jiang, Li, and Che, 2016, Zool. Res., Kunming, 37: 38–39, doubted the records from China, implying that most or all are referable to Amolops aniquiaoensisChe, Jiang, Yan, and Zhang, 2020, Amph. Rept. Tibet: 175–181, provided a detailed account for Tibet, China. In the Amolops monticola group of Wu, Yan, Stuart, Prendini, Suwannapoom, Dahn, Zhang, Cai, Xu, Jiang, Chen, Lemmon, Lemmon, Raxworthy, Orlov, Murphy, and Che, 2020, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 144 (106701): 1–13, who discussed molecular phylogenetics. 

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