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, 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.

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