Amolops hainanensis (Boulenger, 1900)

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

Staurois hainanensis Boulenger, 1900 "1899", Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1899: 958. Syntypes: BMNH (3 specimens), by original designation; BMNH 1899.11.30.9–11 (reregistered as 1947.2.4.62–64) are the syntypes according to museum records. Type locality: "Five-finger Mountains [= Mt. Wuzhi], in the interior of the island", Hainan, China.

Rana hainanensisBoulenger, 1918, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 9, 1: 373.

Rana (Hylorana) hainanensisBoulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 222.

Staurois planiformis Smith, 1923, J. Nat. Hist. Soc. Siam, 6: 191. Nomen nudum. Synonymy by M. Smith in printed errata with reprint.

Amolops hainanensisInger, 1966, Fieldiana, Zool., 52: 256, by implication; Zhao In Hu, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 454; Tian, Jiang, Wu, Hu, Zhao, and Huang, 1986, Handb. Chinese Amph. Rept.: 62; Fei, Ye, and Huang, 1990, Key to Chinese Amph.: 167.

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

Odorrana (Odorrana) hainanensisFei, Ye, Huang, Jiang, and Xie, 2005, in Fei et al. (eds.), Illust. Key Chinese Amph.: 128.

English Names

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

Hainan Torrent Frog (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 244).


High-gradient streams in southwestern and central Hainan Island, China, 80–960 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: China, People's Republic of

Endemic: China, People's Republic of


See account (as Rana hainanensis) by Boulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 222; (as Staurois hainanensis) by Bourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 394-396; Liu and Hu, 1961, Tailless Amph. China: 241-242; and Liu, Hu, Fei, and Huang, 1973, Acta Zool. Sinica, 19: 396. Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 244-245, provided a brief account, figure, and map. Yang and Zhao, 2005, Sichuan J. Zool., 24: 309-311, provided a specific location and habitat. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 475. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 3: 1575-1579, provided an account, figures, and range map, and included the species in their Amolops hainanensis group. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 402, provided a brief account including photographs of specimens and habitat. Shi, 2011, Amph. Rept. Fauna Hainan: 86-87, provided an account. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 414-415, provided an account, photographs, and a range map. In the Amolops hainanensis 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 hainanensis group of Jiang, Ren, Lyu, Wang, Wang, Lv, Wu, and Li, 2021, Zool. Res., Kunming, 42: 574–591.

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