Glandirana tientaiensis (Chang, 1933)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Glandirana > Species: Glandirana tientaiensis

Rana tientaiensis Boring and Chang, 1933, Peking Nat. Hist. Bull., 8: 72. Nomen nudum.

Rana tientaiensis Chang, 1933, Peking Nat. Hist. Bull., 8: 79. Holotype: Yenching Univ. Mus.; lost, according to Hu, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 518. CIB 740065 designated neotype by Fei and Ye In Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 3: 1095. Type locality: "Tientai [= Tiantai County], east-central Chekiang [= Zhejiang Province]; . . . altitude 3000 feet", China. Neotype from "Tiantai Co., Zhejiang Prov. China".

Rana (Rana) tientaiensisDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 42.

Rugosa tientaiensisFei, Ye, and Huang, 1990, Key to Chinese Amph.: 146; Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 186; Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 37. See comment under Ranidae record.

Rana (Rugosa) tientaiensisDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 332.

Glandirana tientaiensisFrost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 368.

English Names

Tiantai Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 109).

Tientai Rough-skinned Frog (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 186–187).


Zhejiang and southeastern Anhui provinces, central China, 100–700 m elevation; reported from Guangdong, China (see comment).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: China, People's Republic of

Endemic: China, People's Republic of


Considered a synonym of Rana rugosa by Liu and Hu, 1961, Tailless Amph. China: 141–142, but subsequently considered a distinct species by Sichuan Biological Research Institute, 1977, Syst. Key Chinese Amph.: 41, 82; Zhao and Huang, 1982, Acta Herpetol. Sinica, Chengdu, N.S.,, 1 (1): 10, 22; and Zhao and Adler, 1993, Herpetol. China: 150. In the Rana (Rana) rugosa group according to Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 42. Not mentioned by Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 305–352, presumably implying synonymy with Rana rugosa. Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 186–187, provided a brief account, map, and figure. Huang, 1990, Fauna Zhejiang, Amph. Rept.: 74–75, provided an account for Zhejiang populations. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status (as Rana tientaiensis) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 633. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 3: 1095–1100, provided an account (as Rugosa tientaiensis), figures, and map for China. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 296, provided a brief account (as Rugosa tientaiensis) including photographs of specimens and habitat. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 334, provided an account (as Rugosa tientaiensis), photographs, and a range map for China. Li, 2011, Amph. Rept. Guangdong: 43, provided a brief account for Guangdong, China, and photograph, although the identity of this population requires verification.     

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