Odorrana banaorum (Bain, Lathrop, Murphy, Orlov, and Ho, 2003)

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

Rana (Odorrana) banaorum Bain, Lathrop, Murphy, Orlov, and Ho, 2003, Am. Mus. Novit., 3417: 46. Holotype: ROM 39944, by original designation. Type locality: "Tram Lap, An Khe District, Gia Lai Province, Vietnam (14° 26′ 39″ N, 108° 32′ 97″ E, elevation ca. 900 m)".

Odorrana banaorumChen, Murphy, Lathrop, Ngo, Orlov, Ho, and Somorjai, 2005, Herpetol. J., 15: 239. Che, Pang, Zhao, Wu, Zhao, and Zhang, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 43: 1-13; by implication.

Huia banaorumFrost, 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.

English Names

Bana's Cascade Frog (Neang and Holden, 2008, Field Guide Amph. Cambodia: 71).

Bana Odorous Frog (Poyarkov, Nguyen, Popov, Geissler, Pawangkhanant, Neang, Suwannapoom, and Orlov, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28 (3A): 48). 


Tay Nguyen Plateau of the Central Highlands, Da Nang, Ha Tinh, and Gia Lai provinces, Vietnam in cascade habitats in forested montane river systems; eastern hilly Cambodia; expected in adjacent Laos.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Cambodia, Vietnam

Likely/Controversially Present: Laos


Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 26, provided specific localities for Vietnam. Stuart, Sok, and Neang, 2006, Raffles Bull. Zool., 54: 140, provided a record for eastern Cambodia. See comments by Bain and Stuart, 2006 "2005", Nat. Hist. Bull. Siam Soc., 53: 3-16. Bain, Nguyen, and Doan, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 110, provided a record from Ha Tinh Province, Vietnam, and briefly discussed the range. Neang and Holden, 2008, Field Guide Amph. Cambodia: 71, provided a photograph, brief account of identification, ecology, and range in Cambodia.

External links:

Please note: these links will take you to external websites not affiliated with the American Museum of Natural History. We are not responsible for their content.