Amolops archotaphus (Inger and Chan-ard, 1997)

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

Rana archotaphus Inger and Chan-ard, 1997, Nat. Hist. Bull. Siam Soc., 45: 66. Holotype: FMNH 214074, by original designation. Type locality: "Dawn Tak Them, Doi Inthanon National Park, Chiang Mai Province, Thailand at 1100 m".

Huia archotaphusFrost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 368.

Odorrana archotaphusChe, Pang, Zhao, Wu, Zhao, and Zhang, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 43: 1-13, by implication.

Amolops archotaphusDubois and Dinesh, 2007, Alytes, 25: 82, provisional suggestion. Stuart, 2008, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 46: 51.

English Names

Doi Inthanon Rock Frog (Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 136).


Chiang Mai Province, northwestern Thailand; possibly into adjacent eastern Myanmar.


Most similar to Rana livida, according to the original publication. Stuart, 1999, in Duckworth et al. (eds.), Wildlife in Lao PDR: 48, reported the species for Laos, but Bain, Stuart, and Orlov, 2006, Copeia, 2006: 52, subsequently named this population as Amolops compotrix. Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 136-137, provided a very brief account, map for Thailand, and photograph. In the Amolops monticola group of Stuart, Bain, Phimmachak, and Spence, 2010, Herpetologica, 66: 52-66. 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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