Odorrana bolavensis (Stuart and Bain, 2005)

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

Rana bolavensis Stuart and Bain, 2005, Herpetologica, 61: 483. Holotype: FMNH 258259, by original designation. Type locality: "on a rock bank less than 1 m from a rocky stream in wet evergreen forest on the Bolaven Plateau in Dong Hua Sao National Biodiversity Conservation Area, Pakxong District, Champasak Province, Laos, near 15° 04′ 37″ N, 106° 08′ 15″ E, 1000 m elevation".

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

English Names

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


Currently known from wet evergreen forest at 1000-2000 m elevation on the Bolaven Plateau of southern Laos, a large volcanic plateau isolated from the Annamite Mountain chain by the Xe Kong River Valley.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Laos

Endemic: Laos


In the Rana livida complex according to the original publication. Stuart, 2008, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 46: 58, suggested that this species was likely in Odorrana but did not want to transfer it away from Rana prior to phylogenetic analysis.

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