Rana chevronta Hu and Ye, 1978

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Rana > Species: Rana chevronta

Rana chevronta Hu and Ye In Hu, Fei, and Ye, 1978, Mater. Herpetol. Res., 4: 20. Holotype: CIB 65I0028, by original designation. Type locality: Toudaohe, Mt. Emei [= Omei], Sichuan, altitude 1850 m, China.

Rana (Rana) chevrontaDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 41, by implication; Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 333; Yuan, Zhou, Chen, Poyarkov, Chen, Jang-Liaw, Chou, Matzke, Iizuka, Min, Kuzmin, Zhang, Cannatella, Hillis, and Che, 2016, Syst. Biol., 65: 835.

Rana (Laurasiarana) chevrontaHillis and Wilcox, 2005, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 34: 311, by implication; see Dubois, 2006, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 42: 317-330, and Hillis, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 42: 331-338, for discussion.

English Names

Toudaohe Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 107).

Chevron-spotted Brown Frog (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 150).


Known only from Mount Emei, Sichuan Province, China, 1600–1800 m elevation.


Closely related to Rana japonica according to Ye, 1981, Acta Zootaxon. Sinica, 6: 334, who redescribed the species. Nevertheless, placed in the Section Rana, subgenus Rana, Rana temporaria group by Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 333. Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 150-151, provided a brief account, map, and figure. Fei and Ye, 2001, Color Handbook Amph. Sichuan: 170, provided a brief account and illustration. Regarded as close to Rana zhenhaiensis and in the Rana japonica group by Xie, Fei, and Ye, 2000, Cultum Herpetol. Sinica, 8: 74-80. In the Rana longicrus group of Fei, Ye, Huang, Jiang, and Xie, 2005, in Fei et al. (eds.), Illust. Key Chinese Amph.: 105. Li, Lu, and Li, 2005, Sichuan J. Zool., 24: 268-270, provided a distribution map for China. See illustration, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Rana chevronta) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 502. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 3: 977-981, provided an account for China and included it in their Rana longicrus group. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 297, provided an account, photographs, and a range map for China. 

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