Amolops longimanus (Andersson, 1939)

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

Rana longimanus Andersson, 1939 "1938", Ark. Zool., 30(23): 4. Holotype: NHRM 1861, according to Mahony, Nidup, Streicher, Teeling, and Kamei, 2022, Herpetol. J., 32: 175. Type locality: "Kambaiti", Upper Myanmar; elsewhere in the description noted as "little village of Kambaiti situated in N. East Burma near the border of China in a highland 2,000 m above the sea level".

Amolops longimanusDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 51.

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

English Names

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

Long-fingered Torrent Frog (Zug, 2022, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 653: 34).


Known only from the type locality in northeastern Myanmar (Kachin) on the Yunnan, China, border; expected in adjacent Yunnan, China. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Myanmar

Likely/Controversially Present: China, People's Republic of

Endemic: Myanmar


Closely related to Amolops formosa (as Rana formosa) according to the original publication. Not treated by Yang, 1991, Fieldiana, Zool., N.S., 63: 1-42. Dever, Fuiten, Konu, and Wilkinson, 2012, Copeia, 2012: 57. In the Amolops viridimaculatus group of Jiang, Ren, Lyu, Wang, Wang, Lv, Wu, and Li, 2021, Zool. Res., Kunming, 42: 574–591. On the basis of morphology Mahony, Nidup, Streicher, Teeling, and Kamei, 2022, Herpetol. J., 32: 142, provisionally placed this species in the Amolops viridimaculatus group on the basis of morphology. 

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