Odorrana khalam (Stuart, Orlov, and Chan-ard, 2005)

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

Rana khalam Stuart, Orlov, and Chan-ard, 2005, Raffles Bull. Zool., 53: 125. Holotype: FMNH 258172, by original designation. Type locality: "on a leaf of an herbaceous plant along a small rocky stream in hilly wet evergreen forest in Xe Sap National Biodiversity Conservation Area, Kaleum District, Xe Kong Province, Laos, near 16° 04′ 10″ N 106° 58′ 45″ E between 1280-1500 m elevation".

Huia khalamFrost, 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.

Odorrana khalamChe, Pang, Zhao, Wu, Zhao, and Zhang, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 43: 1-13, by implication; Stuart, 2008, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 46: 52.

English Names

Taboo Odorous Frog (Poyarkov, Nguyen, Popov, Geissler, Pawangkhanant, Neang, Suwannapoom, and Orlov, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28 (3A): 50). 


Mountains of southern Laos and central Vietnam.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Laos, Vietnam

Likely/Controversially Present: Cambodia


Most similar to Rana nasica, Rana archotaphus, Rana daorum, Rana trankieni, and Rana iriodes, according to the original publication. Bain, Nguyen, and Doan, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 110, provided specific localities for Vietnam and briefly discussed the range.

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