Odorrana exiliversabilis Li, Ye, and Fei, 2001

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

Odorrana exiliversabilis Li, Ye, and Fei In Fei, Ye, and Li, 2001, Acta Zootaxon. Sinica, 26: 601, 606. Holotype: CIB 64I2013, by original designation. Type locality: "Huangkeng (117.63° E, 27.60° N), Jianyang Col., Fujian Prov., China. Altitude 1030 m".

Odorrana (Bamburana) exiliversabilisFei, Ye, Huang, Jiang, and Xie, 2005, in Fei et al. (eds.), Illust. Key Chinese Amph.: 125; Chen, Mo, Lin, and Qin, 2024, ZooKeys, 1190: 133. 

Odorrana exiliversabilisChen, 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 exiliversabilisFrost, 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.

Bamburana exiliversabilisFei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 35. See comment under Ranidae.

English Names

Fujian Bamboo-leaf Frog (Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 320).


Southern Anhui, western Zhejiang, and Fujian Provinces, China.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: China, People's Republic of

Endemic: China, People's Republic of


Confused with Rana versabilis prior to its description. Ye and Fei, 2001, Acta Zool. Sinica, 47: 528–534, placed this in their Odorrana livida group. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 3: 1198–1203, provided an account, figures, and map for China. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 320–321, provided a brief account including photographs of specimens and habitat. Shi, 2011, Amph. Rept. Fauna Hainan: 119–120, provided an account for Hainan as Rana versabilisFei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 360–361, provided an account (as Bamburana exiliversabilis), photographs, and a range map. Zhong, Ma, Lin, Ding, and Luo, 2021, MtDNA, Part B, 6: 570–571, reported on the complete mtDNA, and provided DNA evidence that Odorrana exiliversabilis is the sister taxon of Odorrana tormota

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