Nidirana hainanensis (Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2007)

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

Hylarana (Nidirana) hainanensis Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2007, Herpetol. Sinica, 11: 1. Holotype: CIB 64II3347, by original designation. Type locality: "Diaoluoshan of Lingshui County, Hainan Province; altitude 340 m", China.

Babina hainanensisFrost, 2010, Amph. Spec. World, vers. 5.4. By implication of statement in original publication relating this species to Babina adenopleura.

Nidirana hainanensis — Lyu, Zeng, Wang, Lin, Liu, and Wang, 2017, Amphibia-Reptilia, 38: 494

English Names

Hainan Music Frog (Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 347). 


Known only from the type locality (Diaoluoshan, Lingshui County, Hainan Province, China, 340 m elevation).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: China, People's Republic of

Endemic: China, People's Republic of


Most similar to Babina adenopleura (as Hylarana adenopleura) according to the original publication. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 3: 1177-1181, provided an account, figures, and map for China and placed it in their Hylarana (Nidirana) adenopleura group. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 308, provided a brief account (as Hylarana hainanensis) including photographs. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 347, provided an account (as Nidirana hainanensis), photographs, and a range map for China. See comment under Nidirana adenopleura for literature addressing this species under that name. 

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