Odorrana amamiensis (Matsui, 1994)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Odorrana > Species: Odorrana amamiensis

Rana amamiensis Matsui, 1994, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 111: 406. Holotype: KUHE 8941, by original designation. Type locality: "(129°30′E, 28°21′N, alt. 250 m) in Naze-shi, Kagoshima Prefecture (Amamioshima, Amami Group of the Ryukyu Archipelago), Japan".

Huia amamiensisFrost, 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.

Odorrana amamiensisChe, Pang, Zhao, Wu, Zhao, and Zhang, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 43: 1-13, by implication.

Eburana amamiensisFei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 36. See comment under Ranidae record.

English Names

Amami Tip-nosed Frog (Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 500).


Known only from Amamioshima and Tokunoshima islands of the Amami Group, Ryukyu Archipelago, Japan.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural resident: Japan

Endemic to the political unit: Japan


In the Rana narina complex according to the original publication. Presumably equivalent to the "Amami giant-type" of Rana narina hypothesized by Nishioka, Ueda, and Sumida, 1987, Sci. Rep. Lab. Amph. Biol. Hiroshima Univ., 9: 261-303, to be a species distinct from Rana narina. Goris and Maeda, 2004, Guide Amph. Rept. Japan: 60-61, provided an account, map, and photograph. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Rana amamiensis) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 500.

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