Pseudorana weiningensis (Liu, Hu, and Yang, 1962)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Pseudorana > Species: Pseudorana weiningensis

English Names

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

Weining Groove-toed Frog (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 170).


Extreme western Guizhou, southern Sichuan, and northern Yunnan, China.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: China, People's Republic of

Endemic: China, People's Republic of


Related to Rana varians, according to the original publication. Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 170-171, provided a brief account, map, and figure. Fei and Ye, 2001, Color Handbook Amph. Sichuan: 192, provided a brief account and illustration (as Pseudorana weiningensis). Yang, 2008, in Yang and Rao (ed.), Amph. Rept. Yunnan: 75-, provided a brief account (as Rana weiningensis) for Yunnan, China. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Rana weiningensis) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 514. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 3: 1116-1121, provided an account, figures, and map for China. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 300-301, provided a brief account including photographs. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 338–339, provided an account, photographs, and a range map for China.

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