Nidirana xiangica Lyu and Wang, 2020

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

Nidirana xiangica Lyu, and Y.-y. Wang in Lyu, Dai, Li, Wan, Liu, Qi, Lin, Wang, Li, Zeng, Li, Pang, and Wang, 2020, ZooKeys, 914: 150. Holotype: SYS a006492, by original designation. Type locality: "Mt Dawei (28.4237°N, 114.0793°E; ca 820 m a.s.l.), Liuyang City, Hunan Province, China." 

English Names

Xiangjiang Music Frog (original publication). 


Known from Mount Dawei and Mount Yangming of Hunan, Mount Wugong of western Jiangxi, and Mount Dupangling of northeastern Guangxi, indicating its potential distribution area is the Xiangjiang River Basin, China. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: China, People's Republic of

Endemic: China, People's Republic of


Previously confused with Nidirana adenopleura according to the original publication, which, on the basis of molecular, acoustic, and morphometric evidence segregated this speciies and restricted Nidirana adenopleura to Taiwan and Jiangxi, Fujian, and southern Zhejiang, China.  See Chen, Jiang, Peng, Li, Su, Yu, and Cheng, 2022, ZooKeys, 1135: 119–137, for discussion of comparative phylogenetics, morphometrics, and call. 

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