Amolops compotrix (Bain, Stuart, and Orlov, 2006)

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

Rana compotrix Bain, Stuart, and Orlov, 2006, Copeia, 2006: 52. Holotype: FMNH 256500, by original designation. Type locality: "Laos, Khammouan Province, Nakai District, Nakai-Nam Theun National Biodiversity Conservation Area, 3 m from Houay Tin Tou Stream in evergreen forest, collected on a tree 1.5 m above the ground, 17° 58′ N, 105° 34′ E, 700 m elevation".

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

Amolops compotrixStuart, 2008, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 46: 51.

English Names

None noted.


Known only from frou localities, one in Khammouan Province, another in Khouang Province, Laos, another in Kon Tum Province, Vietnam, and a third in Thua Tien Hue Province, Vietnam, so presumably found throughout the southern highlands of Laos and the adjacent central highlands of Vietnam.


Related to Amolops archotaphus (as Rana) with previous records from Laos applying to this species, according to the original publication. 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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