Liuhurana shuchinae (Liu, 1950)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Liuhurana > Species: Liuhurana shuchinae

English Names

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

Gland-shanked Pond Frog (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 166).


Southern Sichuan and northern Yunnan, China; likely into adjacent northern Myanmar.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: China, People's Republic of

Endemic: China, People's Republic of


Discussed by Liu and Hu, 1961, Tailless Amph. China: 174-175. Yang, 1991, Amph. Fauna of Yunnan: 147-149, and Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 166-168, provided a brief account, map, and figure. Fei and Ye, 2001, Color Handbook Amph. Sichuan: 178, provided a brief account and illustration (as Pelophylax shuchinae). See also brief account by Zhao and Yang, 1997, Amph. Rept. Hengduan Mountains Region: 98-100. Yang, 2008, in Yang and Rao (ed.), Amph. Rept. Yunnan: 73, provided a brief account (as Rana shuchinae) for Yunnan, China. Che, Pang, Zhao, Wu, Zhao, and Zhang, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 43: 1-13, provided molecular evidence for the inclusion of this species in Rana. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 3: 1075-1080, provided an account (as Pelophylax shuchinae), figures, and map for China and included it in their Pelophylax shuchinae group. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 292-293, provided a brief account (as Pelophylax shuchinae) including photographs of specimens and habitat. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 327–329, provided an account (as Liuhurana shuchinae), photographs, and a range map for China. L 

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