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).

Doi Inthanon Torrent Frog (Poyarkov, Nguyen, Popov, Geissler, Pawangkhanant, Neang, Suwannapoom, and Orlov, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28 (3A): 44; Zug, 2022, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 653: 34). 


Chiang Mai, Mae Hong Song, and Chiang Rai Provinces, northwestern Thailand; expected into adjacent eastern Myanmar (Kayah).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Thailand

Likely/Controversially Present: Myanmar

Endemic: Thailand


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. Niyomwan, Srisom, and Pawangkhanant, 2019, Field Guide Amph. Thailand: 318–319, provided a brief account (description, photographs, habitat, and range) for Thailand (in Thai). 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. Makchai, Chuaynkern, Safoowong, Chuachat, and Cota, 2020, Amph. N. Thailand: 126, provided a brief account, photographs, and a range map for Thailand. In the Amolops monticola group of Jiang, Ren, Lyu, Wang, Wang, Lv, Wu, and Li, 2021, Zool. Res., Kunming, 42: 574–591. Zug, 2022, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 653: 34, briefly discussed identification, habitat, and possible range in Myanmar.

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