Odorrana grahami (Boulenger, 1917)

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

English Names

Yunnanfu Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 107).

Diskless-fingered Odorous Frog (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 190).

Graham Frog (Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 27).

Graham’s Odorous Frog (Poyarkov, Nguyen, Popov, Geissler, Pawangkhanant, Neang, Suwannapoom, and Orlov, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28 (3A): 49). 


Sichuan, Guizhou, and central and western Yunnan, China; a distantly allopatric population present in southern Shanxi, China and another in southwestern Hunan: possibly to be found in eastern Myanmar along the Yunnan, China, border; reported in Lao Cai and Lai Chau provinces, Vietnam, 1150–3200 m elevation.

Geographics occurrence

Natural resident: China, People's Republic of, Vietnam


Sole member of the Rana (Odorrana) grahami group of Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 329. Pope and Boring, 1940, Peking Nat. Hist. Bull., 15: 63, considered this species a synonym of Rana andersonii, but Liu and Hu, 1961, Tailless Amph. China: 144–147, and Liu, Hu, and Yang, 1962, Acta Zool. Sinica, 14: 383–385, considered it a distinct species. Discussed (as Rana schmackeri) by Chang and Hsü, 1932, Contrib. Biol. Lab. Sci. Soc., China, Zool. Ser., 8: 165–169. See comment under Rana margaretae. See accounts by Boulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 91; Yang, 1991, Amph. Fauna of Yunnan: 123–125; Ye, Fei, and Hu, 1993, Rare and Economic Amph. China: 262; and Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 194–195. Fei and Ye, 2001, Color Handbook Amph. Sichuan: 198, provided a brief account and illustration (as Odorrana grahami). Ye and Fei, 2001, Acta Zool. Sinica, 47: 528–534, suggested that this is the sister species of Odorrana andersoniiBain, Lathrop, Murphy, Orlov, and Ho, 2003, Am. Mus. Novit., 3417: 1–60, provided comparative characters within the genus. See also brief account by Zhao and Yang, 1997, Amph. Rept. Hengduan Mountains Region: 88–90. Fan, Guo, and Liu, 1998, Amph. Rept. Shanxi Prov.: 68–70, provided an account for Shanxi. Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 27, provided specific localities for Vietnam. Yang, 2008, in Yang and Rao (ed.), Amph. Rept. Yunnan: 77, provided a brief account (as Rana grahami) for Yunnan, China. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status (as Rana grahami) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 632. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 3: 1246–1251, provided an account, figures, and map for China, placed it in their Odorrana andersonii group. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 326–327, provided a brief account including photographs. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 368–369, provided an account, photographs, and a range map. Li, Li, Lou, Mi, and Liao, 2013, Herpetol. J., 23: 187–192, reported on aspects of geographic variation in morphology. Chen, Wang, Liu, Jiang, and Gao, 2019, MtDNA, Part B, 4: 57–61, reported on the mtDNA haplotype variation across the range with reference to conservation priorities. 

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