Odorrana margaretae (Liu, 1950)

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

Rana margaretae Liu, 1950, Fieldiana, Zool. Mem., 2: 303. Holotype: FMNH 49418, by original designation. Type locality: "Panlungshan [= Mt. Panlong], Kwanhsien [= Guan county], Szechwan [= Sichuan Province], 3500 feet altitude", China.

Rana margarataeLiu and Hu, 1961, Tailless Amph. China: 204. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

Odorrana margaretaeFei, Ye, and Huang, 1990, Key to Chinese Amph.: 147; Ye, Fei, and Hu, 1993, Rare and Economic Amph. China: 262; Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 192.

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

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

Odorrana margaretaeChen, Murphy, Lathrop, Ngo, Orlov, Ho, and Somorjai, 2005, Herpetol. J., 15: 239; Che, Pang, Zhao, Wu, Zhao, and Zhang, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 43: 1–13, by implication.

Huia margaretaeFrost, 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.

English Names

Margareta's Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 108).

Margaret Frog (Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 29).

Green Odorous Frog (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 192).

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


Isolated populations in Gansu, Guangxi, Sichuan, Hubei, Hunan, Guizhou, and southern Shaanxi, China, 390–1500 m elevation; mountains of northern Vietnam (Lao Cai and Lai Chau provinces), 1900 to 2500 m elevation; presumably extending into northeastern Yunnan, China.

Geographic Occurrence

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


Section Hylarana, subsection Hylarana, Rana (Odorrana) andersonii group of Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 329. See comment under Rana grahami. Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 192–193, provided a brief account, map, and figure. Liu and Hu, 1961, Tailless Amph. China: 204–206, provided an account. Fei and Ye, 2001, Color Handbook Amph. Sichuan: 197, provided a brief account and illustration (as Odorrana margaretae). Zhang and Wen, 2000, Amph. Guangxi: 103, provided an account (as Odorrana margaratae) for Guangxi. Ye and Fei, 2001, Acta Zool. Sinica, 47: 528–534, suggested that this is the sister species of Odorrana andersonii plus Odorrana hainanensis. Orlov, Murphy, Ananjeva, Ryabov, and Ho, 2002, Russ. J. Herpetol., 9: 90, provided a statement of range in Vietnam but did not substantiate this with reference to voucher specimens. Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 29, provided specific localities for Vietnam. In the Odorrana (Odorrana) margaretae group of Fei, Ye, Huang, Jiang, and Xie, 2005, in Fei et al. (eds.), Illust. Key Chinese Amph.: 126. Zhao, Rao, Lü, and Dong, 2005, Sichuan J. Zool., 24: 251, provided a brief note on specimens from Medog County, Xizang, China. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 3: 1231–1237, 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.: 338–339, provided a brief account including photographs of specimens and habitat. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 384–385, provided an account, photographs, and a range map. Yao and Gong, 2012, Amph. Rept. Gansu: 55–56, provided a brief account and photographs. Shen, 2014, Fauna Hunan, Amph.: 251–254, provided an account for Hunan, China. Li, 2011, Amph. Rept. Guangdong: 53, provided a brief account for Guangdong, China, and photograph. Zhang, 2017, Amph. Rept. Fanjing Mts.: 130–132, provided taxonomic and natural history information for the Fanjing Mountains population in northeastern Guizhou, China. Wen and Fu, 2020, Asian Herpetol. Res., 11: 108–114, reported on clinal variation around the Sichuan Basin.

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