Amolops pallasitatus Qi, Zhou, Lyu, Lu, and Li , 2019

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

Amolops pallasitatus Qi, Zhou, Lyu, Lu, and Li in Qi, Zhou, Lyu, Lu, Wan, Hou, Guo, and Li, 2019, Asian Herpetol. Res., 10: 225. Holotype: SYNU 1507035, by original designation. Type locality: "a stream close to the China-Nepal border (27.92° N, 87.47° E; 3270 m a.s.l.), Chentang Town, Dinggyê County, Tibet Autonomous Region, China."

English Names

Chentang Cascade Frog (original publication). 


Known only from the type locality (Chentang Town, Dinggyê County, Tibet, China, 3270 m elevation), although presumably also distributed in adjacent Nepal. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: China, People's Republic of

Endemic: China, People's Republic of


Most similar to Amolops himalayanus and Amolops formosus, according to the original publication, but arguably the sister taxon of Amolops medogensis + Amolops viridimaculatus on the basis of molecular data. In the Amolops viridimaculatus group of Jiang, Ren, Lyu, Wang, Wang, Lv, Wu, and Li, 2021, Zool. Res., Kunming, 42: 574–591.

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