Odorrana orba (Stuart and Bain, 2005)

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

Rana orba Stuart and Bain, 2005, Herpetologica, 61: 483. Holotype: FMNH 256489, by original designation. Type locality: "on a leaf of an herbaceous plant growing from a rock face 2 m above Houay Ting Tou Stream in evergreen forest in Nakai-Nam Theun National Biodiviersty Conservation Area, Nakai District, Khammouan Province, Laos, 17° 58′ N, 105° 34′ E, 700 m elevation".

Odorrana orbaChe, Pang, Zhao, Wu, Zhao, and Zhang, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 43: 1-13, by implication.

English Names

Khammouan Odorous Frog (Poyarkov, Nguyen, Popov, Geissler, Pawangkhanant, Neang, Suwannapoom, and Orlov, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28 (3A): 51). 


Currently known from the northern Truong Son (Annamite Highlands) of the Laos–Vietnam frontier in eastern Khammouan and Bolikhamxay Provinces, Laos, and Ha Tinh and Thua Thien-Hue provinces, Vietnam, 200–700 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Laos, Vietnam


In the Rana livida complex according to the original publication, and therefore in Odorrana, sensu Che, Pang, Zhao, Wu, Zhao, and Zhang, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 43: 1–13; by implication. Bain, Nguyen, and Doan, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 110, provided a locality from Thua Thien-Hue Province and briefly discussed the range.

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