Amolops daiyunensis (Liu and Hu, 1975)

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

Staurois daiyunensis Liu and Hu, 1975, Acta Zool. Sinica, 21: 268. Holotype: CIB 64II0934, by original designation. Type locality: Dehua, Daiyun Shan, altitude 1100 m, Fujian, China.

Amolops daiyunensis —Zhao In Hu, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 453; Fei, Ye, and Huang, 1990, Key to Chinese Amph.: 167; Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 240.

English Names

Daiyun Torrent Frog (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 240).


Central and southern Fujian, as well as one record in northeastern Jiangxi, in high-gradient streams, China, 700 to 1400 m elevation.


Removed from the synonymy of Amolops hongkongensis by Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 240 (who provided a brief account, figure, and map), where it had been places by Yang, 1991, Fieldiana, Zool., N.S., 63: 13. Status as a distinct species was verified by Ngo, Murphy, Liu, Lathrop, and Orlov, 2006, Amphibia-Reptilia, 27: 89. Jin, Jiang, Xie, Zheng, and Xu, 2005, Zool. Res., Kunming, 26: 61-68, supported the distinctiveness of this species. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 3: 1558-1562, provided an account, figures, and range map, and included the species in their Amolops daiyunensis group. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 401, provided a brief account including photographs. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 410, provided an account, photographs, and a range map. In the Amolops daiyunensis group of Zeng, Liang, Li, Lyu, Wang, and Zhang, 2020, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 146 (106753): 1–9, and 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 phylogenetics.

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