Rana hanluica Shen, Jiang, and Yang, 2007

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

Rana hanluica Shen, Jiang, and Yang, 2007, Acta Zool. Sinica, 53: 481. Holotype: HNNUL 03110509, by original designation. Type locality: "Yangmingshan Mountains of Hunan Province, China at the altitude of 860 m".

Rana (Rana) hanluica — Yuan, Zhou, Chen, Poyarkov, Chen, Jang-Liaw, Chou, Matzke, Iizuka, Min, Kuzmin, Zhang, Cannatella, Hillis, and Che, 2016, Syst. Biol., 65: 835.

English Names

Hanlui Brown Frog (Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 307). 


Yangmingshan region of southwestern Hunan Province and Fanjing Mountains of northeastern Guizhou, China, 800 to 1300 m elevation.  

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: China, People's Republic of

Endemic: China, People's Republic of


In the Rana chaochiaoensis group according to the original publication, most closely related to Rana omeimontis, Rana chaochiaoensis, and Rana zhenhaiensis. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 3: 981-985, provided an account for China and included it in their Rana longicrus group. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 272, provided a brief account including photographs of specimens and habitat. Similar to Rana chaochiaoensis and in the Rana chensinensis group according to the original publication. See comment under Rana maoershanensis. Shen, 2014, Fauna Hunan, Amph.: 199–205, provided a detailed account for Hunan, China. Zhang, 2017, Amph. Rept. Fanjing Mts.: 108–110, provided taxonomic and natural history information for the Fanjing Mountains population in northeastern Guizhou, China. 

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