Hylarana maosonensis Bourret, 1937

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Hylarana > Species: Hylarana maosonensis

English Names

Mao-Son Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 108).

Maoson Frog (Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 356). 

Maoson Stream Frog (Poyarkov, Nguyen, Popov, Geissler, Pawangkhanant, Neang, Suwannapoom, and Orlov, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28 (3A): 53). 


Mountains of northeastern Vietnam (Tuyen Quang, Cao Bang, Yen Bai, Vinh Phu, Bac Thai, Bac Khan, Ha Bac, Quang Ninh, Bac Giang, Hai Hung, Ha Tay, Son La, Ninh Binh, and Hoa Binh provinces) and central Vietnam (Quang Binh Province), Annamite range in Laos (Bolikhamxay and Khammouan Provinces), and in southern Guangxi, China.

Geographic Occurrence

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


Prior to the revision of Frost, 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, placed in the Section Hylarana, subsection Hydrophylax, subgenus Sylvirana of Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 326. Reviewed by Bourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 351–352. See comments by Inger, Orlov, and Darevsky, 1999, Fieldiana, Zool., N.S., 92: 20. Orlov, Murphy, Ananjeva, Ryabov, and Ho, 2002, Russ. J. Herpetol., 9: 90, provided a statement of range. Stuart, 1999, in Duckworth et al. (eds.), Wildlife in Lao PDR: 48, noted the species in the Annamite Mountains of Laos. Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 29, provided specific localities for Vietnam and (p. 149) a photograph. Stuart, 2005, Herpetol. Rev., 36: 478, provided a specific locality for Laos. Bain, Nguyen, and Doan, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 110, provided a record for Bac Kan Province, Vietnam, and briefly discussed the range. Hecht, Pham, Nguyen, Nguyen, Bonkowski, and Ziegler, 2013, Biodiversity J., 4: 507–552, reported a record from Tay Yen Tu Nature Reserve, Bac Giang Province, northeastern Vietnam and discussed the range. Hendrix, Nguyen, Böhme, and Ziegler, 2008, Herpetol. Notes, 1: 23–31, provided a record from Quang Binh Province, Vietnam. Jiang, Mo, Xie, and Ye, 2007, Herpetol. Sinica, 11: 5–8, reported the species from Shiwandashan, southern Guangxi, China. Gawor, Hendrix, Vences, Böhme, and Ziegler, 2009, Zootaxa, 2051: 1–25, compared larval morphology this species to other species similar to Hylarana nigrovittata. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 3: 1140–1143, provided an account, figures, and map for China and placed it in their Hylarana (Sylvirana) latouchii group. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 316, provided a brief account including photographs. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 356, provided an account (as Sylvirana maosonensis), photographs, and a range map for China. Pham, Do, Ngo, Tran, Ziegler, and Nguyen, 2020, Check List, 16: 1025–1041, provided a record from Hai Ha District, Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam, on the Guangxi, China, border.

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