Odorrana macrotympana (Yang, 2008)

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

Rana macrotympana Yang, 2008, in Yang and Rao (ed.), Amph. Rept. Yunnan: 78. Holotype: KIZ 94001, by original designation. Type locality: Yinjiang, Great Yinjiang Lake and its tributaries, Yunnan, China, 300 m elevation.

Odorrana macrotympanaFrost, 2009, Amph. Spec. World, vers. 5.3. Recommended combination due to the prior recognition of the Rana livida group as OdorranaFei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 383. 

English Names

Large-eared Stinky Frog (Zug, 2022, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 653: 39).


Irrawady drainages in Yunnan, particularly in the Yinjiang region, China; reported from Htamanthi Wildlife Sanctuary, Sagaing Division, northern Myanmar. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: China, People's Republic of, Myanmar


Should be compared to Odorrana tiannanensis/Odorrana megatympanum (DRF). Yang, 2008, in Yang and Rao (ed.), Amph. Rept. Yunnan: 72, provided a brief account (as Rana pleuraden) for Yunnan, China. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 383, provided an account, photographs, and a range map. Liu, Rao, Zhang, Lwin, Mo, Zuo, Yin, Quan, and Li, 2022, Herpetozoa, Wien, 35: 9–19, redescribed and provided images of the type, reported on the phylogenetic position based on a Bayesian tree of 16s mtDNA, finding it the sister taxon of Odorrana tiannanensis; the authors also provided the first records from Myanmar, from Nam Pa Gon and Nam E Zu sections, Htamanthi Wildlife Sanctuary, Sagaing Division. Zug, 2022, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 653: 39, briefly discussed identification, habitat, and range in Myanmar.

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