Odorrana tormota (Wu, 1977)

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

Rana tormotus Wu, 1977, Acta Zool. Sinica, 23: 113, 115. Holotype: CIB 720058, by original designation. Type locality: "Tau-hua-qu, Huangshan, Anhui, altitude 650 m", China.

Amolops tormotusFei, Ye, and Huang, 1990, Key to Chinese Amph.: 165.

Amolops (Amolops) tormotusDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 321.

Rana tormotusZhao and Adler, 1993, Herpetol. China: 151.

Wurana tormotaLi, Lu, and Lü, 2006, Sichuan J. Zool., 25: 206, 209.

Odorrana tormotaCai, Che, Pang, Zhao, and Zhang, 2007, Zootaxa, 1531: 49; Tang, Chen, and Huang, 2007, Acta Zootaxon. Sinica, 32: 738–742; Stuart, 2008, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 46: 54.

Odorrana (Odorrana) tormotaFei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 3: 1214.

Bamburana tormotaFei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 35. See comment under Ranidae.

English Names

Anhui Sucker Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 97).

Concave-eared Torrent Frog (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 230).

Concave-eared Frog (Cai, Che, Pang, Zhao, and Zhang, 2007, Zootaxa, 1531: 49).

Sunken-ear frog (Li, Lu, and Lü, 2006, Sichuan J. Zool., 25: 206).


Known only from Huangshan in Anhui Province and Jiande and Anji counties in Zhejiang Province, China, 150-700 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: China, People's Republic of

Endemic: China, People's Republic of


Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 230–231, provided a brief account, map, and figure (as Rana tormotus). Huang, 1990, Fauna Zhejiang, Amph. Rept.: 77–78, provided an account (as Rana tormotus). Cai, Che, Pang, Zhao, and Zhang, 2007, Zootaxa, 1531: 49–55, suggested that this species is the sister taxon of Odorrana versabilis + Odorrana nasica. See discussion by Li and Lu, 2008, Asiat. Herpetol. Res., 11: 57–61. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Amolops tormotus) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 476. Feng, Riede, Arch, Yu, Xu, Yu, and Shen, 2009, Ethology, 115: 1015–1028, discussed vocalization diversity within the species. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 3: 1214–1219, provided an account, figures, and map and placed it in their monotypic Odorrana (Odorrana) tormota group. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 346–347, provided a brief account including photographs of specimens and habitat.Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 395, provided an account, photographs, and a range map. Chen, Zhang, Chen, Zhao, and He, 2013, Sichuan J. Zool., 32: 73–77, reported on sexual dimorphism. 

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