Amolops chanakya Saikia, Laskar, Dinesh, Shabnam, and Sinha, 2022

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

Amolops chanakya Saikia, Laskar, Dinesh, Shabnam, and Sinha, 2022, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, 122: 250. Holotype: V/A/NERC/ZSI/1771, by original designation. Type locality: "Chakpa Village (N 27.422089; E 92.2190308; alt.: 1794 m), Dirang, West Kameng district, Arunachal Pradesh, India". Zoobank publication registration: D74CAC25-CB71-4027-82C6-DE3EB70CA6C2

English Names

Chanakya’s Cascade Frog (original publication). 


Known only from the type locality (Chakpa Village, Dirang Administrative Circle, West Kameng District of Arunachal Pradesh, India). In area claimed by China. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: India

Likely/Controversially Present: China, People's Republic of

Endemic: India


In the Amolops viridimaculatus species group, according to the original publication, where comparative morphology and molecular markers were detailed. 

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