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

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

Rana cucae Bain, Stuart, and Orlov, 2006, Copeia, 2006: 44. Holotype: AMNH 168730, by original designation. Type locality: "Vietnam, Lao Cai Province, Van Ban District, Nam Tha Commune, collected along a tributary of the Nam Tha River in submontane evergreen forest, near 21° 55′ 23″ N, 104° 22′ 43″ E, 640 m elevation".

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

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

English Names

Cuc’s Torrent Frog (Poyarkov, Nguyen, Popov, Geissler, Pawangkhanant, Neang, Suwannapoom, and Orlov, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28 (3A): 44). 


Known only from the valley of the Nam Tha River and its tributaries in Nam Tha Commune, Van Ban District, Lao Cai Province, Vietnam, at ca. 640 m elevation.

Geographics occurrence

Natural resident: Vietnam

Endemic to the political unit: Vietnam


Related to Rana archotaphus (now Amolops) 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. In the Amolops monticola group of Jiang, Ren, Lyu, Wang, Wang, Lv, Wu, and Li, 2021, Zool. Res., Kunming, 42: 574–591.

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