Amolops granulosus (Liu and Hu, 1961)

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

Staurois granulosus Liu and Hu, 1961, Tailless Amph. China: 233. Holotype: CIB 55321, by original designation. Type locality: Mao Xian, Sichuan, altitude 1500 m, China.

Amolops granulosusInger, 1966, Fieldiana, Zool., 52: 256, by implication; Zhao in Hu, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 453.

Amolops (Amolops) granulosusDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 321.

English Names

Sichuan Sucker Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 97).

Granular Torrent Frog (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 234).


Forest streams of eastern Sichuan to western Hubei, 650-1750 m elevation, China.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: China, People's Republic of

Endemic: China, People's Republic of


See brief account, map, and figure in Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 234-235. Fei and Ye, 2001, Color Handbook Amph. Sichuan: 204-205, provided a brief account and illustration. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 3: 1526-1530, provided an account, figures, and range map, and included the species in their Amolops mantzorum group. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 401, provided a brief account including photographs of specimens and habitat. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 412-413, provided an account, photographs, and a range map.  In the Amolops mantzorum 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 molecular phylogenetics. In the Amolops mantzorum group of Jiang, Ren, Lyu, Wang, Wang, Lv, Wu, and Li, 2021, Zool. Res., Kunming, 42: 574–591.

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