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 Fujian, as well as one record in northeastern Jiangxi (see comment), in high-gradient streams, China, 700 to 1400 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: China, People's Republic of

Endemic: China, People's Republic of


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. Range restricted by the naming of Amolops teochew to central Fujian and, possibly northeastern Jiangxi, although this needs to be confirmed. In the Amolops daiyunensis group of Jiang, Ren, Lyu, Wang, Wang, Lv, Wu, and Li, 2021, Zool. Res., Kunming, 42: 574–591.   

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