Rana qianjiang Gao, Luo, and Luo, 2012

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

Rana qianjiang Gao, Luo, and Luo in Luo, Liu, Gao, Luo, Huang, Xiao, Wang, Zhou, Luo, and Tang, 2012, J. SW China Normal Univ. (Nat. Sci. Ed.), 37(4): 136. Holotype: Zoological Institute of Qinghua Middle School (CTF) 20080429004, by original designation. Type locality (translated from the Chinese): a paddy field on 1# Village Group, Chayuan Village, Shuishi Township, Qianjiang District, Chongqing Municipality (29°15′N, 108°41′E); altitude 1000 m, China. See comment. 

English Names

None noted. 

Distribution

Known only from the type locality (Chayuan Village, Shuishi Township, Qianjiang District, Chongqing Municipality, China, 1000 m elevation). See comment. 

Comment

The status of this species is unclear. This species not formally addressed in the analysis of Xiao, Luo, Luo, Wei, and Zeng, 2019, Sichuan J. Zool., 38: 616–622, but appear to include topotypes in their analysis as Rana culaiensis. However, these authors also noted that the Chongqing and Guizhou populations differ from the Shandong population in webbing extent, so it seems that additional work is needed. 

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