Amolops iriodes (Bain and Nguyen, 2004)

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

Rana iriodes Bain and Nguyen, 2004, Am. Mus. Novit., 3453: 12. Holotype: AMNH 163925, by original designation. Type locality: "Mt. Tay Con Linh II, Cao Bo Commune, Vi Xuyen District, Ha Giang Province, Vietnam (site 2: 22° 46′ 10″ N, 104° 49′ 53″ E, elevation 1400 m)".

Huia iriodesFrost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 368.

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

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

English Names

Iridescent Torrent Frog (Poyarkov, Nguyen, Popov, Geissler, Pawangkhanant, Neang, Suwannapoom, and Orlov, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28 (3A): 45). 


Known only from Mt. Tay Con Linh II in Ha Giang Province, northeastern Vietnam; into adjacent Yunnan, China.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: China, People's Republic of, Vietnam


Most similar to Rana daorum and Rana changanensis according to the original publication. Stuart, Bain, Phimmachak, and Spence, 2010, Herpetologica, 66: 64, discussed the possibility that Amolops daorum and Amolops iriodes may be conspecific, and placed this species in their Amolops monticola group. 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. Rao, 2022 "2020", in Zhu and Rao (eds.), Atlas Wildlife SW China: 300, provided a brief account for Yunnan, China. 

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