Amolops wuyiensis (Liu and Hu, 1975)

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

Staurois wuyiensis Liu and Hu, 1975, Acta Zool. Sinica, 21: 266. Holotype: CIB 64I1211, by original designation. Type locality: Sanchiang [= Sangang], Chungan [= Wuyoshan City], Fuchuen [= Fujian Province], altitude 600 m, China.

Amolops wuyiensis — Hu, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 456; Tian, Jiang, Wu, Hu, Zhao, and Huang, 1986, Handb. Chinese Amph. Rept.: 62; Fei, Ye, and Huang, 1990, Key to Chinese Amph.: 167.

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

English Names

Sanchiang Sucker Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 97).

Wuyi Torrent Frog (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 244).


Forest streams of Zhejiang, northern Fujian, northeastern Jiangxi, and eastern Anhui, China, 1000 to 1300 m elevation. See comment. 


Related to Amolops ricketti (as Staurois ricketti), according to the original publication. Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 244–245, provided a brief account, figure, and map. Huang, 1990, Fauna Zhejiang, Amph. Rept.: 83-84, provided an account (as Staurois wuyiensis) for Zhejiang populations. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 3: 1570–1575, provided an account, figures, and range map, and included the species in their Amolops ricketti group. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 416–417, provided a brief account including photographs of specimens and habitat. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 434–435, provided an account, photographs, and a range map.  Lyu, Huang, Wang, Li, Chen, Qi, and Wang, 2019, ZooKeys, 812: 133–156, placed this species in the Amolops ricketti group via a mtDNA tree and provided a range map.  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. Zeng, Wang, Lyu, and Wang, 2021, Zootaxa, 5004: 152, provided a map of genetically-confirmed localities. 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 which suggests that records from Jiangsi and Anhui, China, need to be genetically confirmed. 

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