Nidirana chapaensis (Bourret, 1937)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Nidirana > Species: Nidirana chapaensis

Hylarana chapaensis Bourret, 1937, Annexe Bull. Gen. Instr. Publique, Hanoi, 1937: 34. Syntypes: MNHNP 1938.58–65 and 1948.144–147 (12 specimens) (formerly LSNUH). MNHNP 1938.61 (formerly LSNUH Z 270) designated lectotype by Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 341. Type locality: "Chapa" (= Sa Pa), Lao Cai Province, Vietnam.

Rana (Hylarana) chapaensisBourret, 1937, Annexe Bull. Gen. Instr. Publique, Hanoi, 1937: 34; Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 42; by implication.

Hylarana chapaensis — Bourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 98. 

Rana (Hylorana) chapaensisGuibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 41.

Rana (Nidirana) chapaensisDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 324.

Nidirana chapaensisChen, Murphy, Lathrop, Ngo, Orlov, Ho, and Somorjai, 2005, Herpetol. J., 15: 237; Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 35. See comment under Ranidae record; Lyu, Zeng, Wang, Lin, Liu, and Wang, 2017, Amphibia-Reptilia, 38: 494. 

Babina chapaensisFrost, 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

Chapa Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 106).

Glandular-sided Frog (Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 126). See comment.

Chapa Music Frog (Lyu, Zeng, Wang, Lin, Liu, and Wang, 2017, Amphibia-Reptilia, 38: 494). 

Sapa Harpist Frog (Poyarkov, Nguyen, Popov, Geissler, Pawangkhanant, Neang, Suwannapoom, and Orlov, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28 (3A): 47). 


Lao Cai, Lai Chau, Ha Giang, Bac Giang, Ha Tinh, Kon Tum, Gia Lai, Dak Lak, Son La, and Hoa Binh Province provinces,Vietnam, and Xieng Khouang and Salavan provinces, Laos; in adjacent Wenshan Prefecture, southeastern Yunnan, China. 


In the Rana (Nidirana) adenopleura group of Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 324. See account by Bourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 341–343, who considered it to be a member of the subgenus HylaranaStuart, 2005, Herpetol. Rev., 36: 477, provided specific localities for Laos. Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 26, provided specific localities for Vietnam. Luu, Nguyen, Pham, Dang, Vu, Miskovic, Bonkowski, and Ziegler, 2013, Biodiversity J., 4: 285–300, reported the species in Phong Nha–Ke Bang National Park, Quang Binh Province, Vietnam. 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. Luu, Le, Do, Hoang, Nguyen, Bonkowski, and Ziegler, 2014, Herpetol. Notes, 7: 51–58, provided a record for Thuong Tien nature Reserve, Hoa Binh Province, Vietnam.  Ziegler, Tran, Nguyen, Perl, Wirk, Kulisch, Lehmann, Rauhaus, Nguyen, Le, and Vu, 2014, Herpetol. Notes, 7: 185–201, provided a record for Ha Giang Province and briefly discussed the range. Yuan, Liu, Wang, Wang, Chen, Jin, Wei, Zhou, and Che, 2019, Zootaxa, 4571: 580–588, provided the first record for Yunnan, China. Pham, Hoang, and Nguyen, 2018, J. Sci. Tech., Vietnam, 180: 67–71, reported the species from Sin Hoe forest, Lai Chau Province Vietnam. Li, Wei, Xu, Cui, Fei, Jiang, Liu, and Wang, 2019, PeerJ, 7(e7157): 1–27, suggested that populations in Laos may be a cryptic species. Reported from Son La Province, northwestern Vietnam, by Pham, Nguyen, Pham, Sung, Le, Vaxong, and Ziegler, 2022, Herpetol. Notes, 15: 169–178, who also provided descriptive notes on the new specimens. 

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