Amolops vitreus (Bain, Stuart, and Orlov, 2006)

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

Rana vitrea Bain, Stuart, and Orlov, 2006, Copeia, 2006: 49. Holotype: FMNH 258182, by original designation. Type locality: "Laos, Phongsaly Province, Phongsaly District, Phou Dendin National Biodiversity Conservation Area, collected on a stream bank near Nam Khang River in hilly evergreen forest, near 22° 09′ 04″ N, 102° 12′ 19″ E, 600 m elevation".

Odorrana vitreaChe, Pang, Zhao, Wu, Zhao, and Zhang, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 43: 1-13, by implication.

Amolops vitreusStuart, 2008, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 46: 51.

English Names

Vitreous Cascade Frog (Le, Pham, Nguyen, Ziegler, and Nguyen, 2015, Asian Herpetol. Res., 6:  69).  

Glass Torrent Frog (Poyarkov, Nguyen, Popov, Geissler, Pawangkhanant, Neang, Suwannapoom, and Orlov, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28 (3A): 46). 


Known from Phou Dendin National Biodiversity Conservation Area, Phongsaly District, Phongsaly Province, Laos; Muong Nhe Nature Reserve, Dien Bien Province, and Son La Province, northwestern Vietnam; and Xishuangbanna National Nature Reserve, Mengla, Yunnan Province, China. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: China, People's Republic of, Laos, Vietnam


Related to Rana archotaphus (now in Amolops) according to the original publication. In the Amolops monticola group of Stuart, Bain, Phimmachak, and Spence, 2010, Herpetologica, 66: 52-66.Le, Pham, Nguyen, Ziegler, and Nguyen, 2015, Asian Herpetol. Res., 6:  66–72, provided records for Vietnam. In the Amolops monticola group of 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 monticola group of Jiang, Ren, Lyu, Wang, Wang, Lv, Wu, and Li, 2021, Zool. Res., Kunming, 42: 574–591. Pham, Nguyen, Tran, Le, Nguyen, Nguyen, Pham, Dang, and Doan, 2023, VNU J. Sci. Earth Environ. Sci., 39: 53–61, provided a record for Son La Province, Vietnam. Wu, Yu, Lu, Zhang, Dong, Liu, Felista, Xiong, Jiang, He, Yuan, and Che, 2024, Vert. Zool., Senckenberg, 74: 345, provided a record from Xishuangbanna National Nature Reserve, Mengla, Yunnan Province, China (21.73742°N, 101.53935°E, elevation 899 m elevation) along with a comparative description and molecular markers.

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