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.


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.

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.