Odorrana wuchuanensis (Xu, 1983)

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

Rana wuchuanensis Xu In Wu, Xu, Dong, Li, and Liu, 1983, Acta Zool. Sinica, 29: 66. Holotype: Dept. Biol., Zunyi Medical College 792238, by original designation. Type locality: "Baicun, Wuchuan County, Guizhou [Province], altitude 720 m", China.

Odorrana wuchanensisFei, Ye, and Huang, 1990, Key to Chinese Amph.: 150. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

Rana (Hylarana) wuchuanensisDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 329.

Odorrana wuchuanensisYe, Fei, and Hu, 1993, Rare and Economic Amph. China: 262; Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 192.

Odorrana (Odorrana) wuchuanensisFei, Ye, Huang, Jiang, and Xie, 2005, in Fei et al. (eds.), Illust. Key Chinese Amph.: 126.

Huia wuchuanensisFrost, 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: 368.

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

English Names

Wuchuan Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 110).

Wuchuan Odorous Frog (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 192).


Known from two populations in karstic habitat, one in Libo County, southern Guizhou, China, on the Guangxi border, and a second in northern Guizhou (Wuchuan and Yanhe counties). 

Geographics occurrence

Natural resident: China, People's Republic of

Endemic to the political unit: China, People's Republic of


Section Hylarana, subsection Hylarana, Rana (Odorrana) andersonii group of Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 329. Related to Rana kuangwuensis, according to the original publication. Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 192-193, provided a brief account, map, and figure. See comment under Rana kuangwuensis. In the Odorrana (Odorrana) margaretae group of Fei, Ye, Huang, Jiang, and Xie, 2005, in Fei et al. (eds.), Illust. Key Chinese Amph.: 126. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Rana wuchuanensis) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 515. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 3: 1237-1241, provided an account, figures, and map for China and placed it in their Odorrana margaretae group. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 348, provided a brief account including photographs. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 398, provided an account, photographs, and a range map. Huang, Zhao, Ding, Bao, Wang, Lin, Ran, Yang, Zou, and Liu, 2019, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 36: 402–409, discussed habitat selection, landscape genetics, and phylogeography. 

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