Odorrana nasica (Boulenger, 1903)

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

English Names

Tonkin Huia Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 99).

Long-snout Torrent Frog (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 234).

Vietnamese Frog (Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 112).


Tonkin, northern Vietnam (Lao Cai, Bac Giang, and Cao Bang south through Lai Chau, to Ha Tinh and Thua Thien Hue provinces), to southwestern Yunnan, China; in adjacent Laos.


According to Yang, 1991, Fieldiana, Zool., N.S., 63: 31, specimens reported earlier from China are not Huia nasica. See accounts (as Rana nasica) by Boulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 171; and Bourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 352–354. See comments by Inger, Orlov, and Darevsky, 1999, Fieldiana, Zool., N.S., 92: 13. Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 234–235, provided a brief account (as Amolops nasicus), map, and figure. Zhang and Wen, 2000, Amph. Guangxi: 70, provided an account for Guangxi. Orlov, Murphy, Ananjeva, Ryabov, and Ho, 2002, Russ. J. Herpetol., 9: 86, stated the species to occur in Laos. Stuart, 1999, in Duckworth et al. (eds.), Wildlife in Lao PDR: 45, reported the species in Annamite Mountains of Laos. Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 112–113, provided a very brief account, map for Thailand, and photograph. Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 21, provided specific localities for Vietnam. Ngo, Murphy, Liu, Lathrop, and Orlov, 2006, Amphibia-Reptilia, 27: 81, noted that Huia nasica is imbedded within Odorrana as traditionally recognized. Stuart, 2005, Herpetol. Rev., 36: 476–477, provided specific localities in Laos. Frost, 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: 305, extended the range to Ha Tinh Province in north-central Vietnam. Hecht, Pham, Nguyen, Nguyen, Bonkowski, and Ziegler, 2013, Biodiversity J., 4: 507–552, reported a record from Tay Yen Tu Nature Reserve, Bac Giang Province, northeastern Vietnam and discussed the range. Luong, Pham, Do, Hoang, Phan, Nguyen, Ziegler, and Le, 2021, Check List, 17: 445–458, provided records from Lai Chau Province, Vietnam, and discussed the range.  

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