Nidirana pleuraden (Boulenger, 1904)

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

English Names

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

Yunnan Pond Frog (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 166).

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


Yunnan east of the Red River, southern Sichuan, and western Guizhou (Yunkwei Plateau), China.


In the Rana (Nidirana) pleuraden group of Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 324. Accounts provided by Boulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 90; Liu, 1950, Fieldiana, Zool. Mem., 2: 260-262, and Liu and Hu, 1961, Tailless Amph. China: 170-171. See accounts by Ye, Fei, and Hu, 1993, Rare and Economic Amph. China: 228; Yang, 1991, Amph. Fauna of Yunnan: 145-147; and Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 166-167. Fei and Ye, 2001, Color Handbook Amph. Sichuan: 175, provided a brief account and illustration (as Pelophylax pleuraden). See also brief account by Zhao and Yang, 1997, Amph. Rept. Hengduan Mountains Region: 96-97. In the Pelophylax pleuraden group of Fei, Ye, Huang, Jiang, and Xie, 2005, in Fei et al. (eds.), Illust. Key Chinese Amph.: 111. Yang, 2008, in Yang and Rao (ed.), Amph. Rept. Yunnan: 72, provided a brief account (as Rana pleuraden) for Yunnan, China. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 3: 1080-1084, provided an account (as Pelophylax pleuraden), figures, and map for China and included it in their Pelophylax nigromaculatus group. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 290-291, provided a brief account (as Pelophylax pleuraden) including photographs of specimens and habitat. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 330–331, provided an account (as Dianrana pleuraden), photographs, and a range map for China. Populations west of the Red River in Yunnan, China, were assigned to the new species Nidirana occidentalis by Lyu, Chen, Yang, Zeng, Wang, Zhao, Wan, Pang, and Wang, 2020, Zootaxa, 4861: 43–62. 

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