Odorrana hejiangensis (Deng and Yu, 1992)

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

English Names

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

Hejiang Odorous Frog (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 196).


Yangtze River Valley of southern Chongqing, northern Guizhou and an isolated record in western Guangxi, China, 450 to 1200 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: China, People's Republic of

Endemic: China, People's Republic of


Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 196-197, provided a brief account, map, and figure. Fei and Ye, 2001, Color Handbook Amph. Sichuan: 200, provided a brief account and illustration. Ye and Fei, 2001, Acta Zool. Sinica, 47: 528-534, placed this in their Odorrana schmackeri group. In the Odorrana (Odorrana) schmackeri group of Fei, Ye, Huang, Jiang, and Xie, 2005, in Fei et al. (eds.), Illust. Key Chinese Amph.: 126. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 3: 1271-1275, provided an account, figures, and map for China, placed it in their Odorrana (Odorrana) schmackeri group. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 332-333, provided a brief account including photographs of specimens and habitat. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 374–375, provided an account, photographs, and a range map. Dufresnes and Litvinchuk, 2022, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 195: 727, suggested on the basis of low sequence divergence that this taxon is conspecific with Odorrana nanjiangensisJiang, Yan, Luo, Xiao, Deng, and Zhou, 2022, Diversity & Distributions, 28: 2648–2664, reported on the molecular phylogenetics and biogeography in the karst regions of Guizhou, China.  

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