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, and Muong Nhe Nature Reserve, Dien Bien Province, northwestern Vietnam.

Geographics occurrence

Natural resident: 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. 

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