Amolops jinjiangensis Su, Yang, and Li, 1986

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

Staurois mantzorum jinjiangensis Yang, Su, and Li, 1983, Acta Herpetol. Sinica, Chengdu, N.S.,, 2 (3): 41. Nomen nudum.

Amolops jinjiangensis Su, Yang, and Li, 1986, Acta Herpetol. Sinica, Chengdu, N.S.,, 5 (3): 204-206. Holotype: KIZ 80I463, by original designation. Type locality: "Benzilan, Deqen County, Yunnan [Province], 2010 m", China. Synonymy by Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 3: 1539.

English Names

None noted.


Known from Yajiang, northern Yunnan, Deqing and Zhongdian in north-northwestern Yunnan near the Sichuan border, and Daliangshan in Sichuan, China, 1020-2000 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: China, People's Republic of

Endemic: China, People's Republic of


Placed in the synonym of Amolops mantzorum by Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 3: 1539, without commenting on the evidence suggested by Cai, Che, Pang, Zhao, and Zhang, 2007, Zootaxa, 1531: 49-55. It had been removed from the synonymy of Amolops liangshanensis by Zhao and Yang, 1997, Amph. Rept. Hengduan Mountains Region: 109-111, where it had been placed by Zhao and Adler, 1993, Herpetol. China: 134, and Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 340. See comment under Amolops liangshanensis. See account (as Amolops jinjiangensis)by Yang, 1991, Amph. Fauna of Yunnan: 176-178. See also brief account (as Amolops jinjiangensis) by Zhao and Yang, 1997, Amph. Rept. Hengduan Mountains Region: 109-111. Yang, 2008, in Yang and Rao (ed.), Amph. Rept. Yunnan: 94-95, provided a brief account (as Amolops jinjiangensis) for Yunnan, China. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Amolops jinjiangensis) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 476. See comments in  Lu, Bi, and Fu, 2014, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 73: 40–52. Liu, Song, Luo, Xia, and Zeng, 2019, Cytogenet. Genome Res., 157: 172–178, reported on this species as part of a report on the chromosomal evolution in the Amolops mantzorum species group. In the Amolops mantzorum group of Zeng, Liang, Li, Lyu, Wang, and Zhang, 2020, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 146 (106753): 1–9, who discussed phylogenetics. Wang, Ping, Xia, Zeng, and Ran, 2021, MtDNA, Part B, 6: 2565–2566, reported on the complete mitogenome. 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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