Odorrana kuangwuensis (Liu and Hu, 1966)

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

Rana kuangwuensis Liu and Hu In Hu, Zhao, and Liu, 1966, Acta Zool. Sinica, 18: 77. Holotype: CIB 610551. Type locality: "Kuang-wu Shan [= Mt. Guangwu Shan], Nankiang Hsien [= Nanjiang County], Szechwan [= Sichuan Province], alt. 1,650 m", China.

Odorrana kuangwuensisFei, Ye, and Huang, 1990, Key to Chinese Amph.: 150; Ye, Fei, and Hu, 1993, Rare and Economic Amph. China: 261; Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 190.

Rana (Odorrana) kuangwuensisDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 329.

Odorrana (Odorrana) kuangwensisFei, Ye, Huang, Jiang, and Xie, 2005, in Fei et al. (eds.), Illust. Key Chinese Amph.: 126.

Huia kuangwuensisFrost, 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 kuangwuensisChe, Pang, Zhao, Wu, Zhao, and Zhang, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 43: 1–13, by implication.

English Names

Kuang-wu Shan Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 108).

Kwangwu Odorous Frog (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 190).


Northeastern Sichuan in Nanjiang County on Mount Guangwu, at 1650 m elevation; also reported in northwestern Hubei and southern Shaanxi (Hualongshan Nature Reserve, Zhenping County, Ankang City, 1651 m elevation), China. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: China, People's Republic of

Endemic: China, People's Republic of


Section Hylarana, subsection Hylarana, Rana (Odorrana) andersonii group of Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 329. Related to Rana margaretae according to the original publication. Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 190–191, provided a brief account, map, and figure. Fei and Ye, 2001, Color Handbook Amph. Sichuan: 200, provided a brief account and illustration (as Odorrana kuangwuensis). Ye and Fei, 2001, Acta Zool. Sinica, 47: 528–534, suggested that this is the sister species of Odorrana wuchuanensis and placed this together in their Odorrana kuangwuensis group. In the Odorrana (Odorrana) margaretae group of Fei, Ye, Huang, Jiang, and Xie, 2005, in Fei et al. (eds.), Illust. Key Chinese Amph.: 126. See illustration, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Rana kuangwuensis) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 505. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 3: 1228–1231, provided an account, figures, and map for China and placed it in their Odorrana margaretae group. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 336, provided a brief account including photographs of specimens and habitat. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 380–381, provided an account, photographs, and a range map that included the record from Hubei. Zhou, Zhang, Xu, Song, Liu, Hu, Qu, and Guan, 2023, Chinese J. Zool., 58: 473–479, provided a genetically-confirmed record from Hualongshan Nature Reserve, Zhenping County, Ankang City, Shaanxi Province, China, elevation 1641 m. 

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