Amolops putaoensis Gan, Qin, Lwin, Li, Quan, Liu, and Yu, 2020

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

Amolops putaoensis Gan, Qin, Lwin, Li, Quan, Liu, and Yu, 2020, Zool. Res., Kunming, 41: 734. Holotype: GXNU QT20170200, by original designation. Type locality: "a small stream of upper Mali Kha River, Putao County, Kachin State, Myanmar (N27°38′48.7″, E97°22′28.7″, 544 m a.s.l.)". Zoobank publication registration: 59638C61-2262-4CDF-965F-D1FA99E4493D

English Names

Putao Cascade Frog (original publication). 

Putao Torrent Frog (Zug, 2022, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 653: 35).


Known only from the type locality (Upper Mali Kha River, Putao County, Kachin State, Myanmar, 544 m elevation), from upper Dulong River System in Gongshan County, Yunnan Province, China, and provisionally from Trashigan District, Bhutan (see comment). 

Geographic Occurrence

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

Likely/Controversially Present: Bhutan


The sister taxon of Amolops aniquiaoensis according to the original publication. In the Amolops monticola group of Jiang, Ren, Lyu, Wang, Wang, Lv, Wu, and Li, 2021, Zool. Res., Kunming, 42: 574–591. Zug, 2022, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 653: 35, briefly discussed identification, habitat, and range in Myanmar. Mahony, Nidup, Streicher, Teeling, and Kamei, 2022, Herpetol. J., 32: 147, provided a genetically confirmed record of Amolops cf. putaoensis from Trashigan District, Bhutan. Zhang, Liu, Stuart, Wu, Wang, Che, and Yuan, 2022, Herpetozoa, Wien, 35: 231–237, reported a genetically confirmed population from the upper Dulong River System in Gongshan County, Yunnan Province, China, as well as augmenting the morphological description of the species. 

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