Amolops sinensis Lyu, Wang, and Wang, 2019

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

Amolops sinensis Lyu, Wang, and Wang in Lyu, Huang, Wang, Li, Chen, Qi, and Wang, 2019, ZooKeys, 812: 141. HolotypeSYS a007107, by original designation. Type locality: "Qianjin (24.49N, 113.11E; ca 510 m a.s.l.), Shimentai Nature Reserve, Guangdong", China. 

English Names

Chinese Torrent Frog (original publication). 


Fast-flowing streams at 500 to 1300 m elevation, surrounded by moist subtropical evergreen broadleaved forests in central Guangdong wot eastern Guangxi, western Hunan, eastern Guizhou, to southern Sichuan, likely southern Gansu, China. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: China, People's Republic of

Endemic: China, People's Republic of


In the Amolops ricketti group, and previously confused with Amolops ricketti, according to the original publication. In the Amolops ricketii group of Zeng, Liang, Li, Lyu, Wang, and Zhang, 2020, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 146 (106753): 1–9, who discussed phylogenetics.  Xiao, Luo, Deng, Zhou, and Luo, 2019, J. Zhejiang Univ. (Agriculture & Life Sci.), 45: 736–745, noted that on the basis of mtDNA analysis that records of Amolops ricketii from the  northern  (Xishui, Kuankuoshui),  central (Huangping, Majiang), eastern  (Jiangkou), and southeastern (Leigongshan, Danzhai) parts of Guizhou Province, China must be referred to Amolops sinensis. In the Amolops ricketti group of Zeng, Liang, Li, Lyu, Wang, and Zhang, 2020, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 146 (106753): 1–9, and 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 ricketti group of Jiang, Ren, Lyu, Wang, Wang, Lv, Wu, and Li, 2021, Zool. Res., Kunming, 42: 574–591. Wang, Li, Du, Hou, and Yu, 2022, ZooKeys, 1112: 142, discussed relationships and mapped genetically-confirmed records.

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