Odorrana mawphlangensis (Pillai and Chanda, 1977)

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

Rana mawphlangensis Pillai and Chanda, 1977, J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc., 74: 138. Holotype: ZSIC A6979 (formerly ZSI-M V/ERS 803) according to Chanda, Das, and Dubois, 2001 "2000", Hamadryad, 25: 110. Type locality: "stream at Mawphlang (Alt. 1535 m), Khasi Hills", Assam, India.

Limnonectes (Bourretia) mawphlangensisDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 62.

Limnonectes (Elachyglossa) mawphlangensisOhler and Dubois, 1999, Zool. Scripta, 23: 276.

Odorrana mawphlangensisMahony, 2008, Hamadryad, 33: 1.

English Names

Mawphlang Wart Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 100).

Mawphlang Frog (Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 65; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 82).

Hill Stream Frog (Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 127).

Mawphlang Odorous Frog (Ahmed, Das, and Dutta, 2009, Amph. Rept. NE India: 44).

Mawphlang Golden-cheeked Frog (Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Deepak, and Kulkarni, 2023, Fauna India Checklist, vers. 5.0 : 11).


Meghalaya, West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Mizoram, and Manipur, northeastern India, below 1100 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: India

Endemic: India


See Chanda, 1990, J. Bengal Nat. Hist. Soc., N.S.,, 9: 44-48. Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 127, provided a brief account (as Rana mawphlangensis). Sarkar, Biswas, and Ray, 1992, State Fauna Ser., 3: 81, provided a brief account for West Bengal, India. Dutta, 1997, Amph. India Sri Lanka: 136, provided range and partial taxonomic bibliography. Ao, Bordoloi, and Ohler, 2003, Zoos' Print J., 18: 1117-1125, provided a specific locality for Nagaland, northeastern India. Sarkar and Ray, 2006, In Alfred (ed.), Fauna of Arunachal Pradesh, Part 1: 294-295, noted the species in Arunachal Pradesh, northeastern India. Devi and Shamungou, 2006, J. Exp. Zool. India, 9: 317-324, provided a record for Manipur, northeastern India. Mahony, 2008, Hamadryad, 33: 1-12, transferred the species to Odorrana and suggested that it might be conspecific with Odorrana grahamiDas and Dutta, 2007, Hamadryad, 31: 154–181, noted no larval descriptions in the literature (as Limnonectes mawphlangensis). Ahmed, Das, and Dutta, 2009, Amph. Rept. NE India: 44, provided a brief account for northeastern India. Mathew and Sen, 2010, Pict. Guide Amph. NE India: 40-41, provided a brief characterization and photographs, as Limnonectes mawphlangensis. Lalremsanga, 2017, Herpetol. Rev., 48: 120, provided a record for the state of Mizoram, northeastern India. 

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