Odorrana yunnanensis (Anderson, 1879 "1878")

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

Polypedates yunnanensis Anderson, 1879 "1878", Anat. Zool. Res.: 843. Syntypes: Including BMNH (1 specimen), according to Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 55; others not traced. Type locality: "at an elevation of 4,500 feet in the valley of Hotha [= Husa]", Yunnan, China. Secondary homonym of Rana yunnanensis Anderson, 1879, when both in Rana. 

Rana andersonii Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 55. Replacement name for Polypedates yunnanensis Anderson, 1879, when both species are in Rana

Polypedates yunnanensisMason, 1882, Burma, Ed. 3: 294.

Rana (Hylorana) andersoniiBoulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 126.

Hylarana andersoniiBourret, 1937, Annexe Bull. Gen. Instr. Publique, Hanoi, 1937: 39.

Hylorana andersoniDeckert, 1938, Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 1938: 144.

Rana (Hylarana) andersoniiBourret, 1939, Annexe Bull. Gen. Instr. Publique, Hanoi, 1939: 15; Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 42, by implication.

Odorrana andersoniiFei, Ye, and Huang, 1990, Key to Chinese Amph.: 149; Ye, Fei, and Hu, 1993, Rare and Economic Amph. China: 261; Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 194; Li, Ye, and Fei, 2001, Acta Zootaxon. Sinica, 26: 234; Song, Jang, Zou, and Shi, 2002, Herpetol. Sinica, 9: 70; Chen, Murphy, Lathrop, Ngo, Orlov, Ho, and Somorjai, 2005, Herpetol. J., 15: 239; Che, Pang, Zhao, Wu, Zhao, and Zhang, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 43: 1-13, by implication.

Rana (Odorrana) andersoniiDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 329.

Odorrana (Odorrana) andersoniiFei, Ye, Huang, Jiang, and Xie, 2005, in Fei et al. (eds.), Illust. Key Chinese Amph.: 128. 

Huia andersoniiFrost, 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 yunnanensis — Poyarkov, Nguyen, Popov, Geissler, Pawangkhanant, Neang, Suwannapoom, and Orlov, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28 (3A): 51. 

English Names

Golden Crossband Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 106).

Yunnan Odorous Frog (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 194).

Anderson's Frog (Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 25; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 81).

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

Distribution

Northeastern India, extreme northern Myanmar, northern Thailand and western Yunnan, China, as well as northern Laos and northern Vietnam; records from Vietnam, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, and India may require genetic verification (see comment).

Comment

In the Rana (Odorrana) andersonii group of Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 329. Discussed by Boulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 174; Pope, 1931, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 61: 550–553; Liu, 1950, Fieldiana, Zool. Mem., 2: 297–303; Bourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 354–357; Liu and Hu, 1961, Tailless Amph. China: 206–208; Yang, 1991, Amph. Fauna of Yunnan: 116–118, and Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 194. Smith, 1940, Rec. Indian Mus., 42: 465–486, reported the species from extreme northern Myanmar (Pangnamdim), near the Arunachal Pradesh, northeastern India, and Yunnan, China, borders and this has seemingly not subsequently addressed. Nabhitabhata, 1989, in Wongsiri and Laolohakarn (eds.), Biodiversity in Thailand: 169–204, reported the species in northern Thailand and this seemingly not subsequently addressed. Li, Ye, and Fei, 2001, Acta Zootaxon. Sinica, 26: 234–238, suggested on the basis of morphometric data that there are three species under this one binominal (in China): (1) the Longling population that bears the name; (2) a species on Hainan Island (now Odorrana hainaneisis); and (3) Jingdong population (now Odorrana jingdonensis). Zhang and Wen, 2000, Amph. Guangxi: 102, provided an account (as Odorrana andersonii) for Guangxi. See also brief account by Zhao and Yang, 1997, Amph. Rept. Hengduan Mountains Region: 81–83. Nutphund, 2001, Amph. Thailand: 104, provided a brief characterization and photograph (which Ohler, 2003, Alytes, 21: 103, regarded as being of Rana lateralis). Stuart, 1999, in Duckworth et al. (eds.), Wildlife in Lao PDR: 48, reported the species for the Annamite Mountains of Laos. Bain, Lathrop, Murphy, Orlov, and Ho, 2003, Am. Mus. Novit., 3417: 1–60, provided morphological comparisons (as Odorrana andersonii). Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 26, provided specific localities for Vietnam and (p. 149) a photograph. In the Odorrana (Odorrana) andersonii group of Fei, Ye, Huang, Jiang, and Xie, 2005, in Fei et al. (eds.), Illust. Key Chinese Amph.: 126. Indian record by Sarkar and Ray, 2006, In Alfred (ed.), Fauna of Arunachal Pradesh, Part 1: 294, provided a brief account and the first record for Arunachal Pradesh, northeastern India, which they noted was based on a poorly preserved single specimen. Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 81, listed it as part of the Indian fauna. Yang, 2008, in Yang and Rao (ed.), Amph. Rept. Yunnan: 76, provided a brief account (as Rana andersonii) for Yunnan, China. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 3: 1242–1246, provided an account, figures, and map for China, placed it in their Odorrana andersonii group. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 326, provided a brief account including photographs. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 365, provided an account, photographs, and a range map for China that implies that records outside of Yunnan, China, and adjacent Myanmar may apply to another species in this group (DRF), although it is unclear whether populations outside of China were addressed by these authors. Makchai, Chuaynkern, Safoowong, Chuachat, and Cota, 2020, Amph. N. Thailand: 138–139, provided a brief account (as Odorrana andersonii), photographs, and a range map for Thailand (Chiang Mai Province). Poyarkov, Nguyen, Popov, Geissler, Pawangkhanant, Neang, Suwannapoom, and Orlov, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28 (3A): 51, also noted that Vietnam and Laos records require confirmation, without mentioning the India, Myanmar, and Thailand records, and corrected the name to Odorrana yunnanensis

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