Amolops viridimaculatus (Jiang, 1983)

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

Staurois viridimaculatus Jiang, 1983, Acta Herpetol. Sinica, Chengdu, N.S.,, 2 (3): 71. Holotype: CIB 820821, by original designation. Type locality: Dahaoping, Tengchung, 1980 m, Yunnan, China.

Amolops viridimaculatusHu, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 456; Fei, Ye, and Huang, 1990, Key to Chinese Amph.: 166.

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

English Names

Dahaoping Sucker Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 97; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 71).

Dahaoping Cascade Frog (Mathew and Sen, 2010, Pict. Guide Amph. NE India: 75).

Green-spotted Torrent Frog (Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 410).


Yunnan (Gaoligongshan area in the west and Wuliangshan in the central part), China, and northern Vietnam (Lao Cai and Cao Bang provinces); Nagaland, India; Kachin state of northern Myanmar; expected in northern Laos.


Related to Amolops loloensis (as Staurois loloensis), according to the original publication. Yang, 1991, Amph. Fauna of Yunnan: 184-186, and Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 238-239, provideds brief accounts. Orlov, Murphy, Ananjeva, Ryabov, and Ho, 2002, Russ. J. Herpetol., 9: 86, stated the species to be in northern Vietnam. See also brief account by Zhao and Yang, 1997, Amph. Rept. Hengduan Mountains Region: 116-117. Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 19, provided specific localities for Vietnam. Ao, Bordoloi, and Ohler, 2003, Zoos' Print J., 18: 1117-1125, reported the species from Nagaland, northeastern India; Biju, Mahony, and Kamei, 2010, Zootaxa, 2408: 43, suggested that these specimens are lost but should be reexamined with respect to their identity. Yang, 2008, in Yang and Rao (ed.), Amph. Rept. Yunnan: 99-100, provided a brief account for Yunnan, China. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 628. Wogan, Vindum, Wilkinson, Koo, Slowinski, Win, Thin, Kyi, Oo, Lwin, and Shein, 2008, Hamadryad, 33: 86, provided the first record for Kachin state, Myanmar. Mathew and Sen, 2010, Pict. Guide Amph. NE India: 75, provided a brief characterization and photograph. Das and Dutta, 2007, Hamadryad, 31: 154–181, noted two larval descriptions in the literature. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 3: 1545-1549, provided an account, figures, and range map, and included the species in their Amolops mantzorum group. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 410, provided a brief account including photographs. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 427, provided an account, photographs, and a range map for China.  In the Amolops viridimaculatus 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.

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