Amolops chayuensis Sun, Luo, Sun, and Zhang, 2013

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

Amolops chayuensis Sun, Luo, Sun, and Zhang, 2013, Forestry Construct., 20: 14. Holotype: CY 201307041. Type locality: Chawalong, Chayu County, Xizang Autonomous Region, China, 2070 m elevation. 

English Names

None noted. 


Known only from the type locality (Chayu County, eastern Tibet, China). 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: China, People's Republic of

Endemic: China, People's Republic of


Most similar to Amolops aniquaoensis according to the original publication.  Excluded from the Amolops monticola group by Zeng, Liang, Li, Lyu, Wang, and Zhang, 2020, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 146 (106753): 1–9, who discussed phylogenetics. Che, Jiang, Yan, and Zhang, 2020, Amph. Rept. Tibet: 187–191, provided a detailed account and range map for Tibet. 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. In the monotypic Amolops chayuensis group of Jiang, Ren, Lyu, Wang, Wang, Lv, Wu, and Li, 2021, Zool. Res., Kunming, 42: 574–591. 

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