Odorrana morafkai (Bain, Lathrop, Murphy, Orlov, and Ho, 2003)

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

English Names

Morafkai Frog (Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 30).

Morafkai Cascade Frog (Neang and Holden, 2008, Field Guide Amph. Cambodia: 72).

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


Thanh Hoa, Gia Lai, Ha Tinh, Thue Thien-Hue, Thanh Hoa, Quang Ngai, and Quang Nam Provinces, Vietnam, in cascade habitats in forested montane river systems; Champasak and Xe Phong Provinces, Laos; hilly northeastern Cambodia.


Teynié, David, Ohler, and Luanglath, 2004, Hamadryad, 29: 37, provided a record and comments for Laos. Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 30, provided specific localities for Vietnam. Stuart, Sok, and Neang, 2006, Raffles Bull. Zool., 54: 141, provided records for Cambodia. See comments by Bain and Stuart, 2006 "2005", Nat. Hist. Bull. Siam Soc., 53: 3–16. Bain, Nguyen, and Doan, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 110, provided records from Thue Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam, and briefly discussed the distribution. Neang and Holden, 2008, Field Guide Amph. Cambodia: 72, provided a photograph, brief account of identification, ecology, and range in Cambodia, and noted that without DNA analysis it is nearly impossible to distinguish this species from Odorrana banaorumTran, Le, Le, Vu, Nguyen, Böhme, and Ziegler, 2010, Herpetol. Notes, 3: 111–119, provided a record from Quang Ngai Province, central Vietnam, and provided a brief morphological diagnosis. Pham, Nguyen, Hoang, and Ziegler, 2016, Herpetol. Notes, 9: 31–41, provided a photograph and record for Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam. 

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